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Opelousas Mardi Gras parade canceled

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ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. -

Opelousas will not have a Mardi Gras parade this year.  Organizers with  Half Fast Krewe of Frank's tells KATC they pulled the plug on the 2018 Mardi Gras celebration, and it is time for someone else to take over.  

The parade was in jeopardy of being canceled last year because of security reasons.  Opelousas Police could not afford to pay the overtime to off duty officers, so a private donor, Bob Giles, stepped in at that time and paid for security.  

Organizers did not say if that was the reason the festivities are being canceled for this year.    

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