Let The Parades Roll….in Harahan, Louisiana.
Mardi Gras 2021 may have been canceled, but for the Krewe of Kings, it was simply delayed a few months. On May 30, 2021, the Krewe of Kings will parade down Jefferson Highway starting at 1pm. The captain of the parade, McKinley “Mac” Cantrell, says the parade will line up on Hord Street, roll down Jefferson Highway and them make a u-turn at Folse Street. The Krewe of Kings parade features 18 floats and about 200 riders of whom will all be wearing masks and gloves.
Krewe of Kings Will Ride in Harahan Memorial Day Weekend
Harahan Mayor Tim Baudier and McKinley “Mac” Cantrell believe this parade will bring a much needed economic boost for the businesses in Harahan that have been struggling during the pandemic. Mayor Baudier says, “They’ve worked so hard to stay open. This could be a great reward for those guys.” Mayor Tim Baudier and McKinley “Mac” Cantrell believe that by Memorial Day weekend, there will be enough people that will have been vaccinated to allow for a relatively safe parade to take place.
Will this parade cause a surge in the virus I don’t think so look around Bourbon Street is picking up a number of people every day. If you are upper age and don’t feel safe and you didn’t take the shot I would say don’t come to the parade. ~ Says McKinley “Mac” Cantrell.
Harahan officials will be working to move telephone wires and trees along the parade route. Lines will be lifted higher on poles to ensure that the floats can pass safely. The Harahan Police, East Jefferson Levee District Police and other local law enforcements will all be included in the parade plans. See more on the City of Harahan website – HERE.
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