No plans for New Orleans krewes in Mobile
Crescent City will have a shortened season, but most societies have say they will be able to parade
Saturday, November 12, 2005
By PENELOPE McCLENNY
New Orleans' Mardi Gras season will likely be shortened to six days, but local Carnival organizers said there are no confirmed reports that Crescent City societies will bring their parades to Mobile.
Arthur Hardy, publisher of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Guide and a member of the Mayor's Mardi Gras Advisory Committee, said preliminary plans are to reduce the city's parade schedule from 12 days to six. A final decision, which will come from Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley, is scheduled to be made at a Nov. 21 meeting, Hardy said.
Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 28. Next year will mark New Orleans' 150th year of the celebration.