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Scenes from the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade

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Scenes from the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade

Kate Galatas (left) and her husband Blane march down Oakview Road. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
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The Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade returned on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The parade began in 2005. This year it ended with a dinner of red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo and jambalaya at the Imperial.  Proceeds from the food and beer sales went to the Decatur Education Foundation to fund music grants for city schools.

Decaturish photographer Jonathan Phillips dropped by and sent us these pictures.

Eddie Galatas (right) hands a pile of beads to Courtney Goetzel and her son Miles as they watch the Mead Road Mardi Gras parade pass by on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Eddie Galatas (right) hands a pile of beads to Courtney Goetzel and her son Miles as they watch the Mead Road Mardi Gras parade pass by on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Kate Galatas (left) and her husband Blane march down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Kate Galatas (left) and her husband Blane march down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Michelle Cullen (right) marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Michelle Cullen (right) marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Bo Emerson (center) plays the trumpet as he marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Bo Emerson (center) plays the trumpet as he marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Jake Cooper (center) plays the trumpet as he marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Jake Cooper (center) plays the trumpet as he marches down Oakview Road. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

John Moredock (left) blasts his trumpet to start off the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

John Moredock (left) blasts his trumpet to start off the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Mike Murphy (right) lifts his daughter Teagan into a crawfish boiling pot. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Mike Murphy (right) lifts his daughter Teagan into a crawfish boiling pot. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Madison Harvey (right) gets help putting on her mask from her step father Johnny Langford.  Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Madison Harvey (right) gets help putting on her mask from her step father Johnny Langford. Photo by Jonathan Phillips

Maya Deodhar (center) gets her face painted as she prepares for the start of the Mead Road Mardi Gras parade in Decatur on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Photo by: Jonathan Phillips

Maya Deodhar (center) gets her face painted as she prepares for the start of the Mead Road Mardi Gras parade in Decatur on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Photo by: Jonathan Phillips

 

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