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Chic-a-la-Pie rolls in Kaplan

Posted: 6:03 PM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-05 19:44:57-05

Kaplan’s Chic-a-la-Pie Mardi Gras Parade rolled today in Kaplan.

The parade is known for being an old-fashioned, family-friendly event.

The krewe was organized in 1955 by a group of women who wanted to preserve the traditions of Acadian Mardi Gras celebrations.

“It started 65 years ago, a bunch of women over a cup of coffee, and they decided they wanted to do something charitable like entertain the kids,” said Donna Zaunbrecher, president of the krewe. “So eventually they decided to form a krewe and so that’s how Krewe Chic a la Pie was started – and then they started parades.”