This year marks their 21st anniversary, but the Krewe of Centaur isn't stale. The mighty centaurs are working hard to get this year's parade ready to roll. The parade themed 'Centaurs Take A Road Trip' has plenty of new things for you to see. Specialty Director of the krewe Suzy Ryan explained what's new.
"Express employment professionals' black and white clydesdales, a match set of seven big horses that will lead the parade. Then we have Louisiana Tech's big university band," she said. "We're starting where we used to end. We're starting on East Preston, coming down King's Highway, going up Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, and down the Clyde Fant to end with a big party at the Riverview Hall."
Two new floats will also join the Centaurs' fleet, which contains more than thirty. One of the new floats is sponsored by Community Trust Bank. Regional president for the bank Larry Little is responsible for the float.
If you see it, the float may seem familiar. It's built to look like the famous green station wagon from the movie National Lampoon's Vacation. Riders on the float will be dressed like the movie's characters.
"You might even see Wally the Moose from Wally World," Little said.
If you want to see if Wally the Moose is onboard, catch the parade on February 11th. It starts at 4:30 on East Preston. Over 300,000 people from around the area are expected to show.