For Immediate Release


Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager


Carlyss Mardi Gras Trail Ride

SULPHUR, La. (December 20, 2011)-Chickens, horses and more! Mardi Gras is definitely not limited to big city glitz and glamour. Experience a traditional Mardi Gras celebration with the Carlyss Mardi Gras Trail Ride, including chicken runs and a trail ride parade on Saturday, February 18.

The trail ride starts and ends at the West Calcasieu Arena. Floats and horses are welcome to join in the festive cavalcade. Line up begins at 6 a.m., with the parade rolling at 8 a.m.

Admission for trail riders is $5, and the proceeds will go towards the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department.

For more information, contact Cyndie Seaford at (337) 528-3508 or (337) 309-0509. For more information on Mardi Gras events, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit