The Krewe of Centurions rolls on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Metairie. It takes the traditional route, starting at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave. and Eldorado St.
The parade heads to Houma Blvd. where it takes a left towards Veterans Memorial Blvd. Excalibur turns left onto Veterans Memorial Blvd. and makes a U-turn before reaching Clearview Pkwy.
It turns left onto Severn Ave.and turns around at 12th St., heading back to Veterans Memorial Blvd. The parade turns left, then makes another left on Bonnabel Blvd. At Feronia St. it heads back to Veterans Memorial Blvd. once more. The parade ends at Martin Behrman Ave.
The Centurions were a dedicated battalion of soldiers who led the legendary Roman armies into battle. Named after those storied warriors, the all-male krewe was founded in 1979 by a group of Harahan-River Ridge businessmen.
After presenting its first two parades on Jefferson Highway, Centurions switched in 1983 to the standard Veterans Memorial Blvd. route.
In 1988 the group changed its parade night from Tuesday to the second Sunday before Fat Tuesday, before moving to its current Friday evening slot.
Centurions selects parade subjects that will entertain children. Members are active in community fund-raising projects.
-Information from Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide
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