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Police jury removes Mardi Gras off employee holiday schedule

Evangeline Parish Police Jury
Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 22:35:09-05

VILLE PLATTE — The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has scrapped Mardi Gras from its 2021 holiday schedule.

Police juror Bryan Vidrine says that Mardi gras has been scrapped from the employee holiday calendar. As a result, employees will no longer receive off for that day.

According to police jury president Ryan Williams, the police jury considered the move because most cities have canceled their Mardi Gras festivities and because President's Day--a scheduled day off for employees--is the day before Mardi Gras.

On Monday evening Vidrine said that another reason the decision was made was due to the 4-day weekend's potential impact on people needing building permit and other business.

According to Williams, employees would have to take a personal day if they wanted to take off Mardi Gras Day.