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Hattiesburg’s 2013 Caerus Mardi Gras Parade to begin on Southern Miss Campus

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University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty and staff are invited to Hattiesburg’s second annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade Thursday, Jan. 31 beginning at 7 p.m. Last year’s parade proved to be a big success and organizers anticipate even more fun for this year’s event.

The parade will begin at the Hillcrest Residence Hall parking lot on the northeast corner of campus, travel down the Highway 49 service road adjacent to the east side of campus (also known as Championship Lane), then east down Hardy Street to 38th Avenue, turning right onto 38th Avenue and then turning right onto Montague Street and ending at the intersection with Kay James Drive.

All roads along the parade route will be closed from 6 – 10 p.m. These roads include, but are not limited to, the Highway 49 Service Road next to the Hattiesburg campus going south to Hardy Street; and then 38th Avenue toward Montague Avenue, and then Montague Avenue to Kay James Drive.

Directions for motorists accessing or exiting the Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus between 6 – 10 p.m. the day of the parade are as follows:

*From Hwy 49:

*Go west on West 7th Street
*Turn left (east) on to West 4th Street
*Enter campus through Golden Eagle Avenue

*From Hwy 59/Hardy Street

*Go north on 40th Avenue
*Turn left (north) on to 39th Avenue
*Turn right (east) on to Mable Street
*Turn left(north) on to 38th Avenue
*Turn right (east) on to West 4th Street
*Enter campus through Golden Eagle Avenue

For more information, contact University Police at 601.266.4986.

Maps of Parade Route (blue) and Streets Open to Campus (green)

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