Mardi Gras

Shoe Box Float Contest and Parade set for March 3

Posted: Feb 25, 2014 4:42 PM by MELISSA CANONE

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Local school apparel store Uniformity will host a Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float Contest and Parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3, in Lafayette. Children under 12 from throughout Acadiana area are invited to participate.

The Shoe Box Contest and Parade will take place outdoors at Uniformity, located at 601 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, beginning at 2 pm. All participating children will be given goodie bags and winners will receive Mardi Gras-themed prizes. There is no entry fee.

"With school children out of school on Monday, we thought it would be the perfect day to host a Mardi Gras activity, " said Janice LeBlanc, co-owner and manager. "We can't wait to see the creativity of our area children."

Rolling floats, those with wheels, will be lined up single file and pulled in an impromptu parade. Display floats, those without wheels, will be placed side by side on display. Parents are invited to bring their cameras.

Winners of rolling floats and display floats will be announced at the conclusion of the event at 3:30 pm.

For more information, see Uniformity's website at or Facebook page at


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