THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Troy Sarsfield, right, was at Crowley City Hall Monday morning to sign prints of this year’s Carnival d’Acadie poster. Joining the artist were Mayor Tim Monceaux, left, and Crowley Tourism Coordinator Charlotte Jeffers. Prints are available at Crowley City Hall and will be sold on the festival grounds Feb. 25.
Mardi Gras is exactly one week away and anticipation for Crowley’s 20th Carnival d’Acadie is growing.
The souvenir poster for this year’s event, designed by graphic artist Troy Sarsfield, was unveiled during a brief ceremony Monday morning at Crowley City Hall, after which the artist signed a limited number of posters.
The souvenirs are available now at city hall and will be sold on the festival grounds at the Enterprise Center Mardi Gras day.
Unsigned posters are $10 each. Signed and numbered posters are $15 each.
The city’s 20th Fat Tuesday celebration will be held around the parking area at the Enterprise Center at 11 N. Parkerson Ave.
Live entertainment from The Vintage Thought Suit Band from Nashville, Tennessee — a band with local roots — will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the Carnival d’Acadie Mardi Gras Parade will roll at 1 p.m.
Rounding out the day’s celebration, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns return to the Carnival stage from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
No pets, glass containers or ice chests will be allowed on the grounds during the celebration and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Food and refreshments will be sold by local and commercial vendors.
For more information, contact Crowley City Hall at 783-0824.