Posted: Jan 26, 2010 10:45 AM by Katherine Gouner
Source: AP Wire
An anti-intoxicant youth group wants a sober parade zone to become permanent in Houma's Mardi Gras parades.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for South Louisiana reserves an area near the main bus terminal for all the parades in Houma and designates it as a drug-, alcohol-, and tobacco-free zone.
The zone has been in use for eight years. Now teenagers are asking the Terrebonne Parish Council to make the zone permanent, so it doesn't have to be requested each year. They say they just want to show they can have fun without drinking for Mardi Gras.