MARDI PAWS ROLLED TO GREAT WEATHER SUN. FEB. 22!
Just Planning to come out and watch ?
The parade supports non-profits trying to enrich the lives of children and animals in our area!
The Miracle League Northshore betters the lives of children with disabilities by providing access to team sports they wouldn't normally get an opportunity to play; Children’s Hospital
New Orleans is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South; Scott’s Wish aids people suffering from leukemia and other devastating illnesses; and The St. Tammany Spay & Neuter Program provides low cost spay/neutering services for rescues and low-income households.
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Mardi Paws 2015 ... The Mardi Gras Super Krewe for Canines!
Clayton & "Buddy" Ella & "Monte"
2015 Parade Grand Marshals
SAVE TIME, REGISTER ON -LINE!
Pre-register and Pay for your pooch;
Pay your Sponsorship;
or just make a Donation to the Cause!
Jamie Lynn Spears, Nashville recording artist, actress, native Louisianian and sister of pop mega-star Britney Spears, will reign as a Celebrity Monarch for this year's Krewe of Mardi Paws parade, which will make its festive 2015 march along the Mandeville Lakefront on Sunday, Feb. 22nd... read more from Bachman on NOLA.com
Eight canines will reign over the 21st annual Mardi Paws celebration Feb. 22 on the Mandeville lakefront. The parade will roll at 2 p.m. with same-day registration for participants taking place at the Mandeville harbor at 12:30 p.m. The event is unique in a number of ways. For example, noted carnival historian Arthur Hardy gives the krewe credit for holding the only parade after Fat Tuesday, thereby avoiding any competition. Another distinction is that it is one of the few canine parades. But perhaps the most important difference between Mardi Paws and a "normal" parade is that it serves as a fundraiser for local charitable nonprofits. The hundreds of participating canines and their companions are not only showing off and having fun, they are supporting
groups that enrich the lives of local children and
animals. Reigning as 2015 Parade Marshals will be
local Miracle League participants Ella Vidal and
Clayton Burke. They will be joined by some of
their teammates, as well as their coach,
Heath Allen of WDSU...
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A Big Thanks to everyone who came out and made our
21st annual Mardi Paws Parade such a huge success!
Although the weather was not forecasted to cooperate.... Not only did that not happen, but uncharacteristically warm temperatures in the 80s, paired with sunny skies and high humidity, made it seem more like summer than like the waning days of winter. .... read more from Bachman on NOLA.com
AND THE WINNERS ARE......
Are you one of the Lucky Few to win
our coveted "Poop" Trophy created by
local artist Ted Pullig of Zorro's FunZONE
Thanks to the contestants for making the costuming and floats the best ever!