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  • Beads vs. Footballs Next Year in New Orleans

    February 25, 2012 11:07 PM

    New Orleans, which prides itself on its ability to handle huge sports and cultural events, may get its biggest test next year when the Super Bowl arrives in the middle of Carnival. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, falls on Feb. 12, 2013, with parades traditionally about two weeks before that... more »
  • Costumes, beads give way to ashes in New Orleans

    February 22, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officers on horseback cleared Bourbon Street early Wednesday, declaring an end to Carnival 2012 as Mardi Gras revelers began to prepare for the beginning of Lent, the period of fasting and repentance before Easter. Streams of people poured into the French Quarter as the sun began... more »
  • Hundreds Pack the Scott Parade Route

    February 13, 2012 12:08 AM

    Despite a chilly weekend, the weather did not get in the way of Mardi Gras parades this weekend. A few hundred lined the streets in Scott for the city's annual parade one big party especially for those who live along the parade. "It is a very big tailgate... more »
  • Local Schools Collect Beads To Benefit LARC

    March 11, 2010 3:26 PM

    Local schools have taken part in the annual bead drive to benefit LARC of Acadiana. Fourth and fifth grade 4-H students of Live Oak Elementary recently held a Mardi Gras Bead drive for LARC. Coordinator of the club, Ms. Allison Canter, said the students were excited to recycle... more »
  • Saints Beads & Favors Flying Off Shelves

    February 5, 2010 12:59 PM

    With the Superbowl and Mardi Gras coming up, it is one big party after another. One party favor store in Lafayette, Beads Galore, has seen a huge rush recently. Saints gear is flying off the shelves because Acadianians are rushing to get decked out for the big day. ... more »

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