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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MARDI GRAS 2011 - Grand Marshall Saturday Night

When most folks think of Mardi Gras, they immediately think of New Orleans.  The facts are that Mardi Gras actually began in my hometown of Mobile, Alabama.  You can click on this link for more on Mobile's Mardi Gras History: Mardi Gras In Mobile
The first official Mobile Mardi Gras Parade of 2011 is on Friday night, February 18th.  However, on Saturday night, February 19th, I am honored to be The Grand Marshall of The Order Of Pharaohs Parade.
If you live in the Mobile area, the parade will begin at 6:30 pm, Friday evening, following Route A; followed by their private ball of which I will be the Master of ceremonies.  This will be The Pharaohs 26th year of existance, as they were formed in 1985.  Long time followers of my BLOG know that my family, close friends, and myself enjoy the parades each and every year.  In fact this will not be my first time serving as a Grand Marshall.  I had the honor about ten or so years ago as you can see in the photo below.  I am really excited about doing it again.