Sheriff’s office mobile command post to lead Irish, Italian, Islenos parade and give updates throughout
A sheriff’s deputy on board the department’s Mobile Emergency Operations Center, which leads the parade, will post regular location updates on Facebook beginning at noon and throughout the duration of the parade.
“We have been doing location updates for parades for several years now and have received many appreciative comments from residents,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said. “We hope spectators find it helpful to know when the parade will approach them or if there is going to be a delay.’’
The department’s mobile command post, acquired through a federal grant, essentially controls the running of the parade by coordinating closures of main cross streets as the parade approaches and making adjustments in the speed of the procession.
This year’s Irish, Italian, Islenos parade will feature 400,000 pounds of produce being tossed by riders on more than 50 floats. The cast of the A&E television show “Nightwatch New Orleans” will be the grand marshals. Cast members riding include: Holly Monteleone, Dann Flynn, Titus Tero, Nick Manning and Keeley Williams. Reigning as the 2017 King and Queen are Katherine and Barry Lemoine.