FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012
Due to the chance of severe weather on Saturday afternoon, the City of Prattville has changed the time and route of the 8th annual Mardi Gras Parade.
"After an update on the weather, we have made the decision to move the parade from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday," said Kellie Cook, Special Events Director. "The heaviest and most severe weather is schedule to hit after lunch, so we are hoping we will still be able to have our parade. We are changing the route to help ensure we will get done before noon."
Local vendors will begin selling beverages and food, at 10 a.m. at the Partners in Pediatrics parking lot, located next to Bank Trust in downtown Prattville.
The parade route will be as follows: begin at the Autauga County Courthouse, follow straight through downtown on Main Street, right on Northington Street, with the parade ending at Stanley Jensen Stadium.
We will continue to monitor the weather closely and if we see that the threat of severe weather is issued for the entire day, we will plan to cancel the parade. Please watch our home page or our City Facebook page for the latest updates. For more information, call the Special Events Office at 358-0297.