Second Liners cancel 2021 Mardi Gras events
Another Gulf Coast club announces the cancelation of the 2021 Mardi Gras events as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the Second Liners Mardi Gras Club of Biloxi canceled all eight of their upcoming Mardi Gras festivities. The events included a parade, fundraisers, and more.
President Anthony Mitchell says the cancelation was made official Monday due to the increase in coronavirus cases locally, across the state, and nationally. “Certainly, we are all saddened with having to do so, but we are also understanding. We want to be here for Mardi Gras in 2022 and beyond. We felt that it was in the best interest that we did not put ourselves or the general public at risk. We hope that we will all be here for 2022 and we will come back with our Mardi Gras activities which is a fun time for everybody. It’s the climax of our year so we definitely look forward to it because we like to cut loose during Mardi Gras.”
Even though the Second Liners are not having Mardi Gras they will continue hosting and participating in several community service events, like they have done since the start of the pandemic.