SHREVEPORT, La. - After a pandemic pause, the first official Mardi Gras parade of the season will roll Saturday afternoon.
The Krewe of Sobek will make its way through Queensborough beginning at 1 p.m. with a theme of Down on Da Bayou!
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This year's parade grand marshal is not one person, instead it's the many healthcare workers who've been the heroes in the fight against the coronavirus.
Captain Johann Cooke, Sr. and Co-Captain Virgin Rachal are serving along with Douglas Sanders and Janet Armand reigning as this year's king and queen.
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ABOUT THE PARADE
The parade starts at Fair Grounds Field. The floats will roll onto Greenwood Road headed west, make a right turn and head north on Mertis Avenue. They'll turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and then head south on Missouri Avenue back to Fair Grounds Field.
If you can't make it to the parade in person, catch it live on ktbs.com and streaming live on your KTBS 3 Now connected devices. We'll be on air, online and on the go. The parade will then replay at 4 p.m. on KPXJ CW 21.
ABOUT THE KREWE OF SOBEK
The Krewe of Sobek is dedicated to bringing the time-honored traditions and experience of Mardi Gras to the inner city. They are a non-profit, social and charitable organization founded in April 2003. The krewe’s goals are to support organizations that provide a helpful hand to those in need within our community. Also, to provide fellowship among the members and the community, take part in charitable and non-political civic causes and participate in various parades and celebrations in the Louisiana area.
MARDI GRAS IN THE ARKLATEX
Mardi Gras season in the ArkLaTex is just getting started and there are parties and parades for everyone. Click here to connect with our Mardi Gras page to see the line-up of events. Remember, KTBS 3 is Your Official Mardi Gras Station in the ArkLaTex.
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