St. Mary /Vermilion CAA Head Start 25th Annual Krewe of Head Start Parade Set to Roll Saturday, February 15th, 2020

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The highly anticipated 2020 St. Mary/Vermilion CAA Head Start Krewe of Head Start Parade is set to roll down the streets of Franklin on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 beginning at 1:00 pm. Line up will begin at 11:00 am along Cynthia Street and in the Franklin Senior High School parking lot.  The parade route is approximately two miles long, turning onto Main Street and then proceeding through downtown Franklin. It will then turn onto Willow Street and then right onto Third Street where it will end.

This year’s theme is “Aloha, Head Start Goes to Hawaii.” For the second year, the parade will feature “Trucks on Parade” showcasing father/father figures.   ATVs (4wheelers, UTVs and mini tractors) are welcome to enter.

Entry fees are:

  • Floats &Flatbeds ($35)                  Trucks &Cars ($25)
  • Dancers& Drill Teams ($10),       Walkers ($5)
  • 4 wheelers/ Custom Lawnmowers/Motorcycles ($10) 

Krewe of Head Start Parade began in 1993, and is the Head Start Program’s major recruitment tool for Pre-school children aged 3 to 5, and marketing tool for all other agency programs offered at St. Mary and Vermilion CAA.

The parade also highlights and markets the premier early childhood programs in St. Mary Parish through the St. Mary Parish Early Childhood Network and Ready Start Network which focuses on quality and school readiness for children aged 0 to 5.

CEO, Almetra J. Franklin said, “It is important to get the word out about the ever-evolving agency and remarkable things happening in the Community Action and Head Start world.” The deadline for all entries is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm.  An entry form may be obtained at the St. Mary CAA Central Office, located at 1407 Barrow Street in Franklin.  This form must be completed along with a copy of your insurance and a valid driver’s license.

For more information, please contact David Teno, Jeffery Beverly or Reginald Patterson at

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