PLAQUEMINE — If you’ve attended a Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge, you’ve likely marveled at the detailed floats weaving through the streets of the Capital City.

The vivid colors, intricate details, and flamboyant style of these massive floats contribute to the memorable atmosphere of the parades. For events like Artemis, Orion, Southdowns and Comogo, the creative process begins in unassuming warehouses located in Plaquemine.

“We build and rent Mardi Gras floats around the region,” Earl Comeaux, co-owner of Comogo Floats, LLC tells UWK. “Everywhere from Morgan City, Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Addis … anybody within about a 60 mile radius we’ll rent out to.”

The concept behind the Mardi Gras float warehouse in Iberville Parish traces its roots back about 30 years to Brenda Comeaux’s dream of hosting a nighttime parade in the Baton Rouge area.

Regrettably, Brenda did not witness the realization of her dream, passing away from cancer in 2009.

“About a year after her passing, my brothers and I decided to get involved. We were determined to execute her vision and bring a parade to life, just as she had wanted,” says Comeaux.


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