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Mardi Gras comes to Laurel's Main Street Festival

Mardi Gras comes to Laurel's Main Street Festival

The Laurel Board of Trade is beckoning Mardi Gras to Main Street as the theme of its 34th annual Main Street Festival, scheduled rain or shine on Saturday, May 10.

The event promises a greater variety of arts and crafts, more food choices than in years past and live entertainment on three stages, according to festival chairwoman and LBOT administrator Maureen Rogers.

Kicking the festivities off at Sixth and Main streets at 9 a.m., a parade of more than a thousand marchers and 80 vehicles will represent more than 60 local businesses, community groups, churches and ROTC groups.

Descriptions of the parade participants will be broadcast over loudspeakers at the Quill Lot...