(PHOTOS) – Mead Road Mardi Gras

Posted by Decaturish.com February 6, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

Hundreds of people celebrated Mardi Gras in Decatur on Saturday at the annual Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade. Oakhurst was transformed as more than 20 krewes marched to brass bands, all in an effort to raise money to fund music grants for City Schools of Decatur.

Grace Uihlein (right) and her husband Bill watch the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade pass by on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Grace Uihlein (right) and her husband Bill watch the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade pass by on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sadie Hearsch (left) plays her guitar as she marches during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sadie Hearsch (left) plays her guitar as she marches during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Genia Cayce (right) and Kathy Hall march during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Genia Cayce (right) and Kathy Hall march during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Aerials perform at the end of the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Aerials perform at the end of the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jane Miller (center) and Kira Wilsterman march down Mead Rd. during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jane Miller (center) and Kira Wilsterman march down Mead Road during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bo Emerson (center) plays his trumpet during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bo Emerson (center) plays his trumpet during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Max Tudoroff (right) races his aunt Kelly Stopp as he uses a straw to move a rubber duck after the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Max Tudoroff (right) races his aunt Kelly Stopp as he uses a straw to move a rubber duck after the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade started at 4/5 Academy and ended at The Imperial with games, music, food and beer on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade started at 4/5 Academy and ended at The Imperial with games, music, food and beer on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

John Staton (center) marches during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

John Staton (center) marches during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dan Payne (left) tosses beads to the crowd during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dan Payne (left) tosses beads to the crowd during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Milan Harris (left) holds her father Vincent's hand as they march down Mead Rd. during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Milan Harris (left) holds her father Vincent’s hand as they march down Mead Road during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Smith (center) plays his saxophone during the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Smith (center) plays his saxophone during the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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