|This year, the Elton Courir de
Mardi Gras assembled in the Town of Elton instead of beginning on the Bertrand farm. The
courir followed a circular route north of Elton, returning back into town in
A couple of monks were among
the participants this year, along with riders wearing traditional black face, plus red
face, green face, and just about anything else that turns ordinary reality on its head.
At the first chicken-chasing stop, musicians sat down to
play a few songs while one Mardi Gras decided to stretch out on the shell road. All of the
photos on this page were taken between 8 a.m. when the courir began to leave Elton and
about 9 a.m.