Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse gearing up to roll for Lundi Gras

Krewe members decked out in pirate costumes, decorated golf carts, and fistfuls of beads are among some of the fun festivities expected for the 2020 Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse.

Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse gearing up to roll for Lundi Gras
The 7th annual Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse parade rolls Monday, February 24th at 5pm beginning at the Historic Depot. Presiding over the festivities this year will be Captain Longbeard, Albert Ghergich and Lady Claiborne, Noel Allen Lizana. (Source: Brenda Comer)

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (WLOX) -Monday, February 24th will mark the 7th year of the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse parade.

The parade themed “Mutiny in the Bay” will begin at 5 p.m. in Bay Saint Louis and is set to be led by Captain Longbeard and Lady Claiborne aboard their pirate ship.

Captain Longbeard and Lady Claiborne, along with their honor guard, will lead the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Lundi Gras parade on February 24th. Pictured here are (L to R back row): Thadd Turner, Ann Ghergich, Joby Bass, Albert Ghergich, Noel Allen Lizana, Mark Hava, Lisa Hava, Dean Oden, Irish Oden, (L to R front row): Mickey Arnold, Chuck Lizana and Cindy Turner.
Captain Longbeard and Lady Claiborne, along with their honor guard, will lead the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Lundi Gras parade on February 24th. Pictured here are (L to R back row): Thadd Turner, Ann Ghergich, Joby Bass, Albert Ghergich, Noel Allen Lizana, Mark Hava, Lisa Hava, Dean Oden, Irish Oden, (L to R front row): Mickey Arnold, Chuck Lizana and Cindy Turner. (Source: Shannon Williams)

Captain Longbeard (Albert Ghergich) and Lady Claiborne (Noel Allen Lizana) will preside over all events related to the Seahorse Krewe this year, including Pirate Day in the Bay, the Seahorse Open and the Lundi Gras parade, plus other community events.

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The Lundi Gras parade has continued to grow each year.

“This krewe has really developed well in a short time,” said Ginny Cabell, a Seahorse board member and one of the parade organizers. “Our members have helped us brand something very unique. The krewe has enveloped a community, brought in out of town visitors from our surrounding states and beyond, and allowed us to give back to our community.”

The parade will roll at 5 p.m. from the corner of Depot Way and Bookter Street and then disband at the parking garage on Court Street.

All ages are welcome.

The Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse is named after a small ship that was instrumental during the War of 1812. According to history the Seahorse fearlessly sailed into the Bay of St. Louis and single-handedly fought the entire British Armada. Before eventually sinking, the Seahorse was able to disable or sink several British warships, which delayed the British advance on New Orleans. The delay allowed Andrew Jackson sufficient time to fortify his position and defeat the British at the Battle of New Orleans.
Press release by Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse

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