Mardi Gras Parade in Logansport

By Nicole Tull

The Krewe of Aquarius rolled through Logansport on Saturday evening, February 4. After a cold and wet week, attendees and participants of the Mardi Gras parade were thrilled with dry and warmer temps.  Logansport Fire Dept., EMS, and State Representative Larry Bagley represented the town in the parade with their presence.

In the business category for Overall Best Business the award went to Lou-Tex for their Little Mermaid float. There were bubbles blowing, corals alongside the float, and all the main characters represented.  The Most Unique Business went to Logansport Chamber of Commerce for their Looney Tunes float boasting larger than life characters atop James Walker’s BBQ pit trailer. The Best Dressed Business went to Matthews Motor for their Scooby Doo float. Someone was dressed as Scooby, and they played the theme song.

In the Individual awards category, Overall Best went to LHS for their Disney Princess float. A castle and the best royal ladies (and snowman) road. Most Unique went to Marshall Road Mafia for their Dalmatian float. So many spots and puppy costumes. Best Dressed was for RCF’s Princess and the Frog float. Louisiana’s very own story came to life.

In the Group Awards categories, Overall Best went to Retired Rockin’ Revelers for their Toy Story Float. It was like being in the movie with the bright colors and character representations. Most Entertaining went to Logansport Softball for their Minions float. That pontoon boat bounced its way through the route with those gals sharing their mirth with the crowd.

In the Best Vehicle/Car awards division, Overall Best in Show went to Miss Jr. Mardi Gras – Emmaleigh Brown. She really showed off her Mardi Gras Spirit. Best Themed Car went to Miss Logansport – Cooper Edgar. A car dressed up like a cow is so fun. Most Unique Car went to Bevo – Mr. Burns.

Finishing up the awards there was the Marching Group Division award going to LHS Band. Their uniforms were spiffy. Royalty Choice award went to LHS softball. Krewe’s choice award went to Boomerang. Best in Show award went to Jared Harvey for their side by sides.

As always, Logansport locals really put on a great show. Many thanks to the Krewe of Aquarius for investing in our community with revelry and family fun.