Preparations have begun for the 18th Annual Minden Mardi Gras Parade sponsored by Minden Main Street.

The parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 24, 2015, parade chairman, Renae Simmons said.

“This year’s parade will include the Third Annual Battle of the Bands,” Simmons said.

The parade covers a 3.3 mile route which begins at Germantown Road and Elm Street winding through the
Minden Historic District, downtown and back to Germantown Road.

“The Johnson Brother’s carnival will be in town on Friday and Saturday,” said Downtown Development Director Pattie Odom. “Families are encouraged to set up


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