Frills, feathers and Mardi Gras magic will be in full swing during the Town of Vinton's Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Vinton.

The Knights of Columbus will host a gumbo cook-off at beginning at 8am and the parade starts rolling at 1pm this Saturday the 23rd.

The parade route starts at Vinton Middle School and ends at Knights of Columbus Hall where the gumbo judging will begin at 2pm. Free gumbo tasting begins after the judging.

For more information on this event and updates, call Vinton City Hall at (337) 589-7453.

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