Several groups are teaming up to offer a family friendly Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday.

The event will offer a an alcohol and tobacco free environment.

The Knowledge Effect Coalition is teaming up with the following organizations to make the event possible:

  • One Minute Ministry
  • Victory Addiction Recovery Center
  • Lafayette Consolidated Government
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Tobacco Free Living, S.T.R.E.N.G.T.H. Alumni
  • DJ Skitts
  • Living Faith Church

This will be the 7th year for the 7th Annual Family Friendly Mardi Gras.

Event organizers say the event will offer a safe, fun and healthy environment for families.

The event will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Parc Putnam which is on Lafayette Street right across from the Federal courthouse.

The event is free and open to the public. It will feature:

  • Fun jumps
  • Games
  • Alcohol and drug awareness activities
  • Free food
  • Free drinks

All the parades will pass right in front of the event.

For more information you can call Doug MacDiarmid at call 337-456-9111 or email Doug at doug@myvictorycenter.

The Knowledge Effect is made up of local individuals who want to make the community informed about the dangers of substance abuse.