Crowley mayor cancels city’s Mardi Gras parade
There will be no city-sponsored Mardi Gras celebration in Crowley this year.
Mayor Tim Monceaux issued a statement canceling the 2021 Carnival d’Acadie, the city-sponsored Mardi Gras event.
“We have seen a large up-tick in coronavirus cases because of the fall and winter holidays,” Monceaux explained. “We are extremely hopeful the vaccines developed to render the population immune to the disease will be administered quickly; however, the harsh reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet.
“Health care professionals believe it will be several months before the general population could receive the vaccine.”
Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 16 this year. The Krewe of Town Revelers announced earlier this week that their annual Mardi Gras ball has been postponed until next year.
“The observance of Mardi Gras is just six weeks away,” Monceaux continued. “It is a high-risk event, with activities that involve interacting with people in one way or another.
“For the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors to our city, I have decided to cancel any city-sponsored Mardi Gras activities in Crowley this year.”
The mayor concluded by reminding everyone to “mask up and practice social distancing” and said, “We hope to see you in Crowley for Carnival d’Acadie 2022.”
For addition information, contact Crowley City Hall at 783-0824.