St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood is putting on its party clothes in preparation for a big weekend of Mardi Gras fun. This weekend is the Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard, the Supplement Superstores Run For Your Beads 5K, the Beggin' Pet Parade, and the Wiener Dog Derby. Go to http://stlmardigras.org for times and places, plus a full list of events for St. Louis Mardi Gras 2012. (KMOX/Brett Blume)(KMOX/Brett Blume)
With Soulard Mardi Gras events in full stride, let’s take you back to the start of the event here and how it came to be so big. Mack Bradley is the President of the Mardi Gras Foundation.
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