Category: Mardi Gras

Float service industry couple brings Mardi Gras to New Orleans neighborhoods with porch floats

By Camille Barnett, Gentilly Messenger Gentilly-based couple Rene and Inez Pierre are the first Black-owned Mardi Gras float service providers in Louisiana. However, with New Orleans parades canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, their company’s focus pivoted and found...