IT'S CARNIVAL TIME: Mardi Gras parade rolls in Ascension Parish

Staff reports
A float rolls through Donaldsonville Tuesday during Mardi Gras festivities.

New Orleans may be world-famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, but nearby communities in Louisiana also host festivities with a small-town feel.

Donaldsonville carried on its tradition of parading through the streets of the historic Ascension Parish city with a Tuesday afternoon Fat Tuesday event.

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