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Krewe of Comogo Parade ready to roll Feb. 26

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
The Krewe of Comogo Parade is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Shown is the bust of Brenda Comeaux.

The fifth annual Krewe of Comogo Parade is set to roll this Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the City of Plaquemine.

This annual parade is the only nighttime parade held on the West Side and will feature 20 of the 26 handmade Krewe of Comogo floats and held to honor the memory of the late Brenda Comeaux.

“Brenda’s true love of Mardi Gras was evident through her involvement in the Krewe of Okeanos, where she served as a board member and Ball Captain in 1991 and 2000 and Ball Co-Captain in 1993,” Rhonda Harrell, Krewe of Comogo founder, said.  “She was also the first woman Ball Co-Captain of Krewe du Roi in 1988 and again in 1995.

“She was a creative individual who had a flair for designing and decorating.  She always dreamed of starting a parade krewe in Plaquemine.”

All of the floats use LED lights and lighted throws.  This year’s parade will feature a “superfloat” that is 70-feet long and will fill the streets of Plaquemine.

This year’s Parade Grand Marshal, Mrs. Peggy Powell Grant, will preside over the fifth annual parade.  The route begins at the corner of Main St. and Hwy. 1 South, heads to Belleview Dr. then to the Carl F. Grant Civic Center behind the Plaquemine Library.

For more information about the Krewe of Comogo Parade, you can visit their website at www.kreweofcomogo.org.