2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled

2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled
2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled
Another major issue has been the skyrocketing cost of reviewing stand rentals. Cosse said the stands — which are erected and run under a contract with the parish — were always available for krewes and their volunteers and supporters, but they have become difficult to get. She said they have quadrupled in cost and are being snapped up by companies able to pay much more.

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2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled

She said krewes have been rushed along routes on nights where parades have been stacked one after the other, leaving paraders with surplus throws they didn’t have time to give out. Also, it has also become common for the king’s and queen’s toasts to be cut short in the name of keeping things moving.

2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled
2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled

His wife, Barbie Cosse, said that Irvy chose the name Napoleon for the parade after his friends joked that he shared the French emperor’s penchant for ambition and grandeur.

“It just came to where it wasn’t fun anymore,” she said. “It was just more work every time.”
Cosse said Napoleon would like to roll in New Orleans, but the overtures it has made to the city in recent years have yet to pan out.




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