Ready to roll

A wild mix of 29 floats will join in the fun of the Krewe of Lul parade that rolls at noon on Feb. 13.

Individual groups create their floats for the parade, including the Krewe of Mixed Nuts, Cajuns on the Bayou, Krewe of HBA, Krewe of Rhapsody, Becnel Bunch, Diamond Social Club, Derby Gang and the Millennium Carnival Club.

The Hahnville High School Band will lead the parade. Watch for the Westbank Divas, the Killona and Luling volunteer fire departments, festival queens, the St. Charles Community Health Center Mobile Unit and the Mr. Peanut and the Peanut Butter Float, which will collect jars of peanut butter for the Social Concerns Food Bank. The Sheriff’s Office will also display some of their new equipment during the parade.

This is the second year in a row that the Krewe of Lul will lineup at the Winnwood Shopping Center. This creates more space for residents to view the parade.

Grand marshals are Pearl Bourgeois and her cousin Margaret Fiegenschue. Derrill and Elaine Templet will be the king and queen. Elaine, a retired postal worker, will be throwing out special mail openers, while both the king and queen will have scrolls displaying a sketch of the old Luling post office mixed with Mardi Gras symbols.

Several floats will also be throwing out the commemorative 2010 Krewe of Lul cups that also list future Mardi Gras dates.

Krewe of Des Allemands

For the past 50 years, the Krewe of Des Allemands has held a dance and a parade in the tradition of Mardi Gras, which will continue when the krewe rolls at 1 p.m. on Feb. 14.

There will be 13 floats in the parade this year, and because it occurs on Valentine’s Day, many of the floats will be throwing special red cups.

Sisters Celina Dempster, Azalie Guillot and Una Vanacour were named grand marshals of this year’s parade.

Arthur and Earline Schaubhut were crowned the 2010 king and queen during the krewe’s annual dance.

The Hahnville High School band will march in the parade, as will the school’s dance team and the ROTC.


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