Krewe of Real People parades through Bay St. Louis

The Krewe of Real People Next Generation paraded down the streets of Bay St. Louis.

The Krewe of Real People Next Generation kept it real once again this Fat Tuesday as cars, trucks, and floats rolled down the streets of Bay St. Louis. Krewe Member Rickey Lewis said, “The krewe was newly formed in 2017. We kind of took over from a previous krewe. This parade route and this organization of parades here in Bay St. Louis has been around for a long time.”

Loretta Lizana, a float rider on the Krewe of Fun and Fantasy, was excited to be back and riding after the cancellation of parades last year due to COVID. “It’s so exciting to come out and see the people and just all the throws.”

Krewe of Real People is all about celebrating the community and the people who make up the City of Bay St. Louis. “The magic thing about what we do is you can show up with your krewe, you can show up with your organizations on the day of, line up, and we gonna roll.”

Lewis says it has been a lot of anticipation leading up to this day. “Down south in Mississippi, Louisiana, you know, it’s big in Alabama, Mobile. Mardi Gras is huge for us. That’s our time of the year.”

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