Hixson Classic Cars and College Cheerleader Parade
Children's Parade
Krewe Parade

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   (Floats eligible for Krewe Parade on Sunday are only those representing official Mardi Gras Krewes. )

Fun Fact  About AMGA    
   The AMGA Krewe Parade is held on the Sunday before Mardi Gras Day. 


Every year the AMGA chooses a person of distinction either from the central Louisiana area, or from the state to serve as Grand Marshal of the Sunday Krewe Parade. Previous Grand Marshals have included former Dallas Cowboy Kicker and Super Bowl winner Chris Boniol, Blues musician Grady Gaines, former Miss USA Ali Landry, Natchitoches native and country music recording artist Trini Triggs, CNBC London anchor, Sydnie Kohara, an Alexandria native, actor Scott Paetty, Mr. Food – Art Ginsburg, as well as local personality , Martha Angelo, country singer Eddy Raven, and Grambling State Football Coach and Former NFL player, Doug Williams. 

Based upon a standing relationship with the Miss Teen Louisiana Pageant, the Grand Marshal for the AMGA Children’s Parade is the reigning Miss Teen Louisiana. 

2019 Krewe Parade Grand Marshal
Versha Sharma
Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent
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Versha Sharma is the Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent at NowThis News in New York City. Versha was hired as a senior editorial producer in 2014, and was tasked with shaping and defining the editorial voice for NowThis. From there, she was promoted to managing editor and oversaw 2016 Election coverage, running and growing a team of nine producers over 2 years. She conducted an interview with President Obama at a critical moment in the election cycle. She has also interviewed Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, scientist Bill Nye, artist Alicia Keys, and more. NowThis has an audience of 23 million followers and 2.5 billion video views monthly. Versha hosts shows and series for the brand and frequently interviews politicians, activists, and artists.

Prior to NowThis, she worked as a reporter and editor for Vocativ, another digital-first news outlet, where she managed a team of international reporters. She also covered the 2012 presidential election for MSNBC. Versha got her start in digital journalism at Talking Points Memo, where she went from unpaid intern to deputy publisher over the course of 3 years. She is a native of Alexandria and graduated from Bolton High School before attending Centenary College in Shreveport to study political science. There, she worked for the school newspaper and became editor-in-chief of The Conglomerate, before graduating and working on political campaigns that took her from Louisiana to Georgia to DC, and ultimately, New York.


2019 Children's
Parade Grand Marshal

Catherine Grace Reichman

Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2018

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2018 Hixson Classic Cars and Cheerleaders Parade
​Grand Marshal