Forty years worth of Mardi Gras props sold to spread carnival love during the pandemic

At least a few hundred people flocked to a warehouse in Westwego on Sunday(Jan. 24) to gather props and inspiration to transform their homes into house floats for Mardi Gras. The warehouse was filled with new and old Carnival designs by Philip Fricano’s PFJ Parade Floats business.

Fricano, who has been captain of the Krewe of King Arthur for more than 40 years, posted about the sale on Facebook, and residents from around the metro area were...