Mardi Gras

Mar 4, 2014 11:39 PM by Kristen Holloway

The Half-Fast Krewe of Franks

In St. Landry Parish, The Half-Fast Krewe of Franks rolled along East Landry Street in downtown Opelousas just before the lunch hour. The rain, sleet and freezing temperatures may have slowed things down a bit, it didn't stop the Mardi Gras celebration.

"I woke up this morning with ice on my car and I was like I'm still going out and we're still going to have fun regardless," said Laci Bergeron.

"This year is a little less busier but the weather don't matter around here, we just like to have fun no matter what," said Nathan Guillory.

People of all ages came out to enjoy the fun even some from out of town. Laci Bergeron is from Baton Rouge.

"Rain, sleet, snow we still going to turn up, I have family out here I come visit every holiday," said Bergeron.

Onlookers lined up early hoping to catch a glimpse this years floats and were excited to see what goodies will be thrown.

"Beads, cups whatever they give me I will take," said Bergeron.

Residents say even though their town is small, they party big on Fat Tuesday..

"When the Mardi Gras Mumba comes on I just lose it, I get so happy inside, I take beads off my neck and give them to little children and they just love it," said Alec Joubert.

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