NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Contact:
Katie Harrington, Acting President
Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana
(337) 526-9009

Changes to Mardi Gras Parade Route and Lighted Boat Parade Time

Lake Charles, La. (February 8, 2012)-Road Construction at the intersection of Ryan and Broad Streets in downtown Lake Charles is causing Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana and City of Lake Charles officials to make an adjustment to this year's Mardi Gras parade route.

            Floats will depart Bord du Lac Drive at the Lake Charles Civic Center and veer left onto Mill Street. Revelers will then turn right onto Ryan Street from Mill Street. The convoys will continue south down Ryan Street to the parades' end at Sale Road.

            This change in the route will affect the Merchants' Parade (Friday, Feb. 17), Children's Parade (Sunday, Feb. 19), Hot Rods, Motorcycles and Classics Parade and the Krewe of Krewes' Parade (Both on Tuesday, Feb. 21).

            The Lighted Boat Parade at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 19 has been moved up to 7 p.m.

            For a complete listing of Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana events and details, log onto http://www.swlamardigras.com/ or call (337) 436-9588.

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