First "Mardi Gras on the Bayou" after Franklin parade

Franklin’s first “Mardi Gras on the Bayou begins after the parade Tuesday.
The all-new event kicks off at 2 p.m. and continues until 5 p.m. along Bayou Teche.
There is no admission fee but each nonprofit organization that has agreed to participate will charge to play games and for food and drinks.
“This is the first year for this event,” Mayor Raymond Harris said. “We hope that parents will come and enjoy time with their children, playing games, sliding and getting their faces painted. We hope that music enthusiasts will come and listen to the Michael Foster Project and enjoy the food that will be sold by our vendors. Mardi Gras on the Bayou will have a little something for everyone to enjoy.”
The final list of participants include Lighthouse Baptist Church, Franklin Senior High School, Order of the Eastern Star, the Masons, Asbury United Methodist Church, Hanson Memorial High School, Brittany’s Project, Magnolia State Peace Officers Association Inc., The Crossing Place, Goddess Angels Praise Dance Darlings, Senior Life Group and Golden Heirs, Steubenville on the Bayou Group/Hanson-Church of the Assumption, SWCD NRS, Autism Society Bayou and Gregory Hunt.
The Michael Foster Project will perform from 2:30-4:30 p.m. under the pavilion. A 40-foot slide will be behind the Center Theater. Jingles the Clown will perform and provide balloon animals for the kids. There will be also face painting. These are all free to attendees.
For more information, contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or at

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