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Krewe of Chic-A-La-Pie rolls through downtown Kaplan

Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 15:54:59-05

The Krewe of Chic-A-La-Pie kicked off in Kaplan on Tuesday.

Hundreds gathered in along the parade route as it rolled through the streets of downtown. The krewe was organized in 1955 holds a parade that is described as an old-fashioned, family-style.

The Mayor of Kaplan Mike Kloesel was even out on the parade route, tossing beads an other items to revelers.

Organizers say the krewe was started by a group of women who wanted to preserve the traditions of Acadian Mardi Gras celebrations.

KATC's Jordan Lippincott is in Kaplan and will have more from the Mardi Gras festivities.