Entries sought for Mardi Gras parade
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Saturday, January 19, 2013
1/19/13 at 5:29 AM
Get ready to "laissez les bon temps rouler," Tulsa.
The fourth-annual Blue Dome District Mardi Gras parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. Fat Tuesday, which is Feb. 12 this year.
But organizers are wanting more than bead-catching onlookers. They want folks in the parade, itself, and applications are now being accepted.
Although floats are the most common, organizers are interested in all entries, according to Amanda Williams, marketing manager for McNellie's Group, which sponsors the parade along with Oklahomans for Equality and Blue Dome Merchant's Association.
You can walk with a banner, ride your bike or pull a red wagon, Williams said. "We just want to make this the largest and most visually exciting parade yet."
The application fee is $50 and helps with the cost of barricades, street closures and permit fees.
The parade will start at First Street and Elgin Avenue, then wrap around the Blue Dome District before finishing at Second Street and Elgin Avenue.
Following the parade, various specials and live music will be found among many of the district's establishments.
For information about parade entries, contact Alyvia Rogers via 918-582-2035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Print Headline: Entries are needed for Mardi Gras
Sponsors of the fourth-annual Blue Dome District Mardi Gras parade are looking for entries. The parade will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World file