Plaquemine Community Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshal announced

Andrew Green
Malorie Thompson will serve as Grand Marshal in this year’s Plaquemine Community Mardi Gras Parade.

Malorie Thompson, daughter of Ms. Diane Thompson and the late Clarence Jenkins, was selected to serve as Grand Marshal in this year’s Plaquemine Community Parade.

Malorie is the proud mother of two children, Shene Thompson and Lori Quinn, and is married to David Quinn.  Malorie graduated from Plaquemine High School in 2003 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development in 2009 from Southern University.

Malorie began her teaching career shortly after graduation, and after eight years in teaching, will receiver her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in May 2017.

While teaching, Malorie also followed her passion in dance.  She began her dancing career as a Dazzler at Plaquemine High, and later danced at Southern University.  She loves dancing so much that she returned to Plaquemine and opened her own studio, M’Jay’s School of Dance.

The parade will be held Saturday, February 25 and lineup will begin at 1 p.m.  The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and will follow the same route as last year.  The parade will begin at 58820 WW Harleaux Blvd., continue up Captain T.T. Harris St., turn right at the railroad past Butcher Boy and turn up Barrow St.

The parade will then continue along Herbert St., then to Canal st., Marshall St. and end on Iron Farm Road.

“Please do everything in your power to make this a safe and fun-filled parade,” Plaquemine Councilman and parade sponsor Jimmie “Fatboy” Randle said.  For more information, contact Mr. Randle at 225-776-4112.