Mardi Gras action isn’t confined to just New Orleans! In neighboring Jefferson Parish, the Krewes of Argus, Elks Jefferson and Jefferson parade on Mardi Gras day.
WGNO’s Ed Daniels has some words of advice to anyone looking to enjoy these Metairie parades: get to the parade route early! Jefferson Parish parades always start on time, and a few floats have been scratched at the last minute (most notably the Budweiser Clydesdales) because of the threat of bad weather.
This year Argus XXIX is businessman Raymond J. Brandt, who brought his grandchildren along for the ride, and Queen Argus XXIX is Lydia Louise Netterville.