Parades get canceled, but Mardi Gras fun continues

Gumbo Cookoff

Lake Charles - The Barkus and Omega Krewe parades were canceled due to the heavy rain on Saturday, Feb. 18. But Mardi Gras fun continued at the Civic Center in Lake Charles.

The Gumbo Cook-off began at 8 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. Mardi Gras krewes and other Gumbo chefs cooked their best gumbo recipes to be crowned as the Best Gumbo.

Krewes served up gumbo of variety, including chicken, duck, pork, deer and okra gumbo.

Following the Gumbo Cook-off was Zydeco Dancing at the Civic Center.

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