With a parade permit already in hand, the Krewe of Lul announced it will roll in 2022 and offer local residents their beloved community Mardi Gras parade.
“I think everyone is really anticipating it a whole lot,” parade organizer Debbie Dufresne Vial said. “It’s just one of those normal things that we always did … being able to celebrate life. With all the destruction of homes and a lot of community facilities throughout our community everyone has been reaching out and helping one another and this is just an event that the community can come together and celebrate and just have a good time … everyone needs that now more than ever.”
The last time the St. Charles Parish organization hosted a parade was in 2020. The 2021 parade was cancelled due to a rising number of COVID cases in the parish.
2022 marks the 45th year the parade will roll through the streets of Luling.
“It’s such a family-oriented event,” Vial said. “It brings joy and pleasure to people of all ages. We’re really looking forward to it a lot.”
Vial said several families reached out to the parade organization after Hurricane Ida to see if the parade would be on for 2022.
“Their floats got damaged with the storm,” she said. “A lot of them were reaching out and asking if they should start to repair them so that they’d be ready.”
Parade entry fees have been reduced for 2022, and no entries will be accepted after Feb. 9. The parade is set to roll on Feb. 26 at noon. This year the Krewe of Lul Masquerade Ball will be held on Feb. 5
For more information on ball tickets, meeting days and times and registration fees, visit the Krewe of Lul Facebook page.