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Boudin Festival parking plans

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The Mayor of Scott says the first Annual Boudin Festival in Scott last year attracted about 30,000 people. 

Mayor Purvis Morrison admits event  was a real eye opener, especially when it came to parking.

"You know every festival I've attended, parking has always been a problem.  If you can park them all in one parking lot, then you didn't do very well," adds Mayor Morrison.

Karen Hebert of Early's Cajun Supermarket is ready for this year's festival. Hebert explains that last year it took weeks to prepare enough boudin to satisfy thousands. "We know what to expect because of last year.  We're ready," says Hebert.

Hebert's parking lot is prime real estate.  It's within walking distance from city hall where the festival will be. "Scott police they'll be around guiding people where to park. They'll be shuttling people."

Mayor Purvis Morrison admits to hearing about shuttle transportation, but nothing is confirmed. "There might be the possibility of a shuttle that might be passing from the hotels and the KOA and some of those areas. We think it's going to be okay. They came," explains Morrison.

Similar to last year, Morrison says local property owners along St. Mary were made aware of what to expect. The mayor says it worked out. "What we were able to do, they let us park. They didn't rope it off.  What we did is that we made sure every day we had someone go and cleanup the parking lots."

The mayor adds the Chief of Police plans to do some traffic re-directing, similar to last year. "On oak Street and Lions Club; some of those areas that we had last year we're going to use those as one ways; so that we can use the side areas to park along the road. That way you can have your cars come down the middle" says the Mayor.

"It's going to be great. It's going to work out. We'll just find places for everybody and do the best we can," adds Hebert. 

The 2nd Annual Boudin Festival is scheduled for April 4, 5, and 6. 

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