Besides entertainment, Mardi Gras brings in revenue to our cities and businesses. Thousands are spent by Mardi Gras krewes on beads and throws for those lining the parade routes. Krewes spend plenty of money on costumes, gowns and catering.
Mardi Gras events bring in tourists generating more money flowing through our local shops, restaurants and hotels. It is an economic influx that is much welcomed.
During the next few days, when you attend a parade, ball or party, take time to thank the krewe members for bringing Mardi Gras fun and festivities that also helps stimulate our local economy.
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