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Must See Lake Charles Museums

4/17/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  History
My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums . The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex . Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The Mottagator” which was created to honor the memory
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Courir de Mardi Gras: Iowa Chicken Run

2/13/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Unique. Rural. Authentic. Whatever you’d like to call it, the Iowa Chicken Run is one of the BEST Mardi Gras celebrations you could participate in! Things kick off early – 8 a.m. early – with the smell of barbecue and gumbo spices in the air. Of course, the wash board and accordion music plays, and a few people have already started to dance.
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King of King Cakes (Taste-Off & Giveaway)

2/2/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
It’s the most popular food during Mardi Gras – king cake . And, it’s because of these delicious brioche-rich, colorfully iced cakes that Mardi Gras truly is the most WONDERFUL time of the year. I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy king cake for breakfast, during my coffee break, and for dessert. In fact, I’ll make any excuse to grab a slice. Who’s
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Make Plans for Mardi Gras

1/19/2017 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always a flurry of purple, green and gold at the start of the New Year. Some people even convert their Christmas trees and wreaths into Mardi Gras décor! If you are a huge fan of Mardi Gras, you know that the season moves around, and Mardi Gras Day is somewhat of a
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Mardi Gras 12th Night

1/3/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
In Southwest Louisiana, the good times don’t end after Christmas or the New Year. Instead, we continue to celebrate with one of my favorite holidays: MARDI GRAS! And there’s no better way to begin the new season than by going to the annual Twelfth Night celebration . This event is the official start of the Carnival season – and if you’re like me, it
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5 Things I Learned from Mardi Gras

1/26/2016 by Karen Dawkins
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Mardi Gras: King cake, parades, beads, krewe… sure, these are all part of it. If this is all you know about this Louisiana tradition, though, you’re missing out on the best of it! Celebrating my first Mardi Gras in Lake Charles last year, I discovered the secret — what makes Mardi Gras truly special. Tradition! Mardi Gras stems back to “ chicken
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