Local Business Owner Named Grand Marshal


CONTACT: Kellie Cook, Special Events Director, (334) 358-0297 or

February 2, 2012


The City of Prattville has announced that local business owner, C. J. Martin, will serve as this year's grand marshal for the city's annual Mardi Gras parade, scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 3pm. This year's theme is "Mardi Gras-Prattville Style."

Martin, owner of the C.J.'s Dance Factory, in historic downtown Prattville, was chosen Grand Marshal after she solicited sponsorships for the annual parade. "C.J. was determined we were having a Mardi Gras parade this year," said Kellie Cook, Special Events Director for the City of Prattville. "She took on the job of finding sponsors to cover the cost of police overtime for the event, and she raised all the money needed in 72 hours."

Local vendors will be selling beverages and food, beginning at 1pm at the Partners in Pediatrics parking lot, located next to Bank Trust in downtown Prattville. A children's fun area will be set up with moonwalks and bouncy slides.

The parade route will begin at the Autauga County Courthouse, turning left on 4th Street. The entries will then turn left onto Washington and right on Wetumpka Street. The parade will then turn right on Northington Street and continue to Main Street, where the entries will continue through the downtown area. The parade will end at the Autauga County Courthouse.

Applications for this year's parade are available online at www.prattvilleal.gov. For more information, call the Special Events Office at 358-0297.