Mardi Gras parade pops up at children's hospital in BR
BATON ROUGE - Children stuck in the hospital during Mardi Gras season were surprised Saturday evening with a pop-up parade.
The procession rolled out around 5:30 p.m. on the street right in front of Our Lady of the Lakes Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge.
"We're excited to be able to bring a little back of life back into the inside of the hospital," Heather Givens with the Junior League of Baton Rouge said.
The Junior League of Baton Rouge organized the mini parade, that included DARE police cars, the queen of the Krewe of Artemis, and floats from the Comogo Floats in Plaquemine.
"We always like to give back and nothings going on for Mardi Gras. We feel like this will lift some of their spirits." Earl Comeaux. with Comogo Floats said.
The youngsters watched the parade from the windows in their hospital rooms. The children were also given a bag filled Mardi Gras goodies.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Identical twins at local high school earn $24 million in scholarship offers
Deputy released from hospital months after falling seriously ill with COVID
Former White Castle mayor pleads no contest to felony charge from his...
Coroner: Baby died from gunshot wound after police chase in Mississippi
Wednesday's Health Report
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76