Changes made to parade route
NATCHEZ — The Krewe of Alpheus has made a few changes to Saturday’s parade plans.
Krewe President Stan Owens said they changed the route out of respect for the memorial service for Reuben “Buzz” Harper at St. Mary Basilica.
“We are sad about Mr. Harper,” Owens said. “Out of respect we are making the parade route shorter.”
The parade will still line up on Broadway at 4:30 and roll at 6 p.m., proceeding down Broadway and turning left at Rosalie. When it reaches Canal Street, the parade will proceed to Main Street, and will turn right on Main and proceed to Commerce Street turning left. From Commerce Street, the parade will turn left down Franklin and proceed back to Broadway, where it will end.
An after-party will be at Doc Biglove’s at 408 Main St.
“We generally have a smaller parade,” Owens said. “But we have the most revelry.”
To participate in the parade, e-mail Stan Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Krewe of Phoenix parade will be at 5 p.m. March 4 downtown. The grand ball will be March 5 at the Natchez Convention Center.
The Krewe of Phoenix parade will line up on Broadway and turn left on Rosalie. When it reaches Canal Street, the parade will proceed to Main Street. The route will continue up Main Street to Commerce, and left to Union by Memorial Park, over to Franklin and end back on Broadway.