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Krewe of MCCA announces 2013 parade theme

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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:37 am


The Daily News

The Magic City Carnival Association will reveal its 33rd king, queen and royal court during ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 1.

But while the mystery of their identities will continue for a few more weeks, perennial Captain Don Spiers has announced that the MCCA XXXIII theme will be, “MCCA’s Imaginary Places.”

That means the annual parade will roll through Bogalusa on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, with the krewe’s nearly 40 tractor-pulled floats decorated and full of riders dressed to represent Mt. Olympus, Gotham City, Hog Heaven, Mudville, Funky Town, Margaritaville or any other location that exists purely in the mind.

Spiers said it should be grand.

“Our themes have always been designed to allow the individual float groups to expand to 30 different ideas using their imaginations,” he said. “The groups obviously love a theme which IS imagination! Our floats and costumes will be the best ever.

“The parade will be about 37 floats. Many have been enlarged to carry more folks, and many have had tops built on them, prompted by the rains of the past two years. These additions add to the decoration of the floats and provide more storage for throws, plus ward off any rain.”

The Captain said, in order to help ensure a sunny parade day like the krewe enjoyed for its first 30 years, MCCA is considering inviting a weatherman to ride as grand marshal in 2013.

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