LIZANA, MS (WLOX) - The small community of Lizana will come alive Sunday as the 14th annual Mardi Gras parade rolls through the northern Harrison County community.
The procession will kick off at 1 p.m., beginning at Lizana Elementary School on Lizana School Road. It will turn right on Bridge Road, circling around on Northrop Cuevas and Moran Roads, before ending back at the school.
Serving as king of the parade this year is Darcy Cuevas, with Cathy Cuevas as queen. WLOX News Now's own meteorologist Andrew Wilson will serve as the parade's grand marshal.
According to WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne, there will be mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-70's. Rain chances are very slim, he says, but a few showers can't be ruled out.
Parade-goers can expect to see the traditional decorated truck floats, as well as horse-drawn floats and more than two dozen horse and buggies. Much smaller than many of the other parades in South Mississippi, revelers can expect small-town charm in a family-friendly environment from the Lizana festivities.
We will have more coverage of the Lizana parade tonight at 5:30 and 10 p.m.