Neighbors Concerned Over Fat Tuesday Celebration

Kevin Killen & Michael Calhoun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s Fat Tuesday and the Soulard neighborhood is hoping tonight’s “Pub Crawl” doesn’t spiral into mayhem.

The last time the neighborhood held a Fat Tuesday event was in 1999, the year riot police had to move in arresting 34 people for disorderly conduct.

One Soulard resident says she hopes more attendees will put their trash where it belongs and not leave it on the street for others to pick up.

“I think the Pub Crawl is fine. We need more police presence out, we need more trash can attention. People will put things in trash cans if they have the opportunity to,” she says.

The Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl in Soulard runs from 6-11 PM. More than 30 bars are participating.

And for those more interested in the parade, you can view the best of the floats from Saturday’s Grand Parade going down Washington Avenue to 14th Street starting at 6:30 PM. Miss Kelly, with the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, says the parade will be shorter this year only lasting from 20 to 25 minutes.

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