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Feb 17, 2012 11:43 PM by Shawn Kline

Raining on your parade: some Mardi Gras events postponed

Rob's forecast may have already rained on your parade. So far, two routes in Acadiana are cancelled on Saturday and another pair, postponed.

La Grande Boucherie in St. Martiville, postponed along with Baldwin's Mardi Gras Parade.
Parades in Youngsville and Washington have both cancelled but the weather isn't stopping everyone.

Fortunately at Friday's parade, the beads were the only things raining. Rose McConahan and her friends came here all the way from Houston just to experience a Lafayette Mardi Gras.

"It's our Mardi Gras Weekend and we're going to enjoy it no matter what," she said.

That's one person putting her foot down, not letting the forecast rain on her parade.

A number of places in Acadiana are doing the same thing; Church Point's Courir Des Enfants, the Jennings Mardi Gras Parade, Cypremort Point's Parade, and the Mardi Gras Run at Willie's Campground in St. Landry Parish are all "go."

"Last year, I had a rain coat on and got wet under the rain coat." Crystal Bouillon says, "but it's okay."

Rain? That's nothing new to Bouillon, sharing her advice on how to have a good time when the weather isn't cooperating.

"You put on a rain coat, you put on a poncho, don't bring an umbrella because it'll just get in the way," she said.

Some parades will be reevaluated as the weather moves in. Those include all outdoor events in Lafayette, Eunice and Berwick as well as the Lake Fausse Point Parade and St. Landry Parish's annual Largent Trailride.
All of those are are watching the sky.

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