Meridian Star

Local News

January 31, 2013

Meridian Mardi Gras happens Saturday

MERIDIAN —     Meridian Mardi Gras promises to offer a warm reception to participants this Saturday.

    "Last year it was bitterly cold," said Debby Delshad,  program manager with Meridian Main Street. "The weather looks like it will be good this year."

    In 2012 the event was held the same week Meridian recorded it's coldest temperatures of the year. The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday calls for partly sunny skies with a high in the lower 60s.

    The festivities are scheduled for 11 5 p.m., and will be centered around Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. There is still time to register for the Gumbo Cook Off, the Krewe of Barkus Pet Parade and the Krewe of Midas Parade.

    Delshad said first place prizes for the Gumbo Cook Off include a 60 quart Bayou Classic stock pot with basket and cover, a Stock Pot LP gas burner, a stainless steel 36-inch mixing paddle and a stainless steel 21-inch long solid spoon. Second place cookers will receive a 42 quart Bayou Classic Stock Pot with basket and cover. The third place prize is a 32 quart aluminum stock pot with a cover.

    Live entertainment Saturday will include music by Gypsy Carnes, Indiana, No Requests, Southern Drive, and Crash Hamilton and the Stuntmen.

    "We'll also have the largest on-site Mardi Gras store in the area," Delshad said. "With beads, crowns, boas, everything Mardi Gras available."

    Magnolia Beverage Company will have a beer garden set up, and various concessions, craft vendors, and food vendors will have items for sale.

    The deadline to pre-order king cakes has passed, but Delshad said some cakes will be available for purchase on Saturday. King cake flavors include: traditional; pecan praline; Mississippi mud; and strawberry cheese cake.

Text Only
Local News
Helium debate
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide