(WVUE/FOX 8) The largest krewe in Jefferson Parish, Caesar, is calling it quits after celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019.
Captain Bob Carnisi made the announcement Tuesday (April 23) at a lieutenants meeting. The krewe is sending out an announcement Wednesday.
“Over the years we have seen many changes in Mardi Gras. We witnessed the suburban Mardi Gras and now we are in a period of growth of Mardi Gras in the city,” he said. “Unfortunately it has become exceedingly difficult over the past several years to fund a parade of the high quality that we are known for and accustomed to.”
Carnisi said the uncertainty of parade routes and inability to plan has also been difficult to attract members. “It is because of these factors as well as other that myself and the board of directors have decided to cease operations."