Craig Burns, of Wheaton, Missouri, and Sheila Chop, of Pineville, Missouri, were the first dancers of the evening as the Eunice Mardi Gras celebration opened on 2nd Street with Kyle Huval & the Dixie Ramblers performing Friday. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
Given a weather forecast for 80% chance of rain on Monday, it looks like this year will be another wet Mardi Gras.
Pat Frey, Le Vieux Mardi Gras de Cajun capitaine, said, “We think it is always wet for Mardi Gras.”
Frey spoke Thursday to the Eunice Kiwanis Club about the upcoming 124th Eunice Mardi Gras Run.
Explaining the need for traditional costumes and masks, Frey said, “You are supposed to go out and do different things and play havoc in the community and they don’t need to know who you are.