A Fabulous Parade

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe hosted another fabulous Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Under beautiful blue skies, paraders lined the streets as Mardi Gras enthusiasts floated by. Over ninety floats, vehicles, and golf carts were adorned with Mardi Gras cheer, throwing beads and goodies to the thousands lining the highway. Kids of all ages scrambled to gather the beads, as even adults turned into kids for a day. A very special thanks to the hard working members of the Lighthouse Krewe.

A parade like this is only possible with the many generous participants, both on the floats and on the ground. Unlike the aftermath of parades we see in other cities where so much trash is left behind, our great community comes together to clean up and restore our streets. There was very little trash to be seen at the staging area and all along the highway after the parade. “We are so proud of all the people for not leaving trash behind,” said Krewe member Fran Skiles. Let the Good Times Roll!

As this parade grows each year, so does the competition for Best Decorated. The judges had quite a difficult time choosing the winners.

Large Floats (over 20 ft length)
First Place – Crystal Canal
Second Place – The Big Store
Third Place – Aloha Beach (Heather Womack)

Small Floats (20 ft and under)

First Place – Sandy Shores
Second Place – The EAGLES
Third Place – Danny & Shelly Butts

Golf Carts

First Place – Mary Ellen Smith
Second Place – Under The Sea
Third Place – Pirate Ship (Donald Nino)

Other Vehicles

First Place – Vintage Fire Truck
Second Place – Ship’s Wheel (Austin Gibson)
Third Place – Tom & Brenda Cloy

Lots more PARADE PICTURES click here

Parade Pics


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2 Responses to “A Fabulous Parade”

  1. Carlis Cole says:

    Love a parade! Thanks Carlis


    great pictures. thanks Tom Lana

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