Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The good times rolled Tuesday afternoon as Gulf County's Mardi Gras celebration made merry on Fat Tuesday.

Gulf County’s Forgotten Krewe held the parade, which has grown steadily in five years. down Reid Avenue. It wasn't a record turn-out but it was a robust one, marked by floats and boats, golf carts and stroller.

Following the parade, the Haughty Heron held a party with free food and live music.

Patrick Conrad, with the Forgotten Krewe, said the parade went off superbly, with lots of beads and moon pies hurled to the many families that lined the route.

This article originally appeared on The Star: Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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