Hancock County

Your kids will have fun at Second Saturday — just get them a shoebox

Riders on a real float throw beads to the crowd along U.S. 90 in 2015. Kids can create their own Mardi Gras floats in shoe boxes at Cuz’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Bay St. Louis on Feb. 11 for Second Saturday.
Riders on a real float throw beads to the crowd along U.S. 90 in 2015. Kids can create their own Mardi Gras floats in shoe boxes at Cuz’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Bay St. Louis on Feb. 11 for Second Saturday. amccoy@sunherald.com File

Second Saturday in the Bay isn’t just for adults, you know.

Cuz’s Old Town Oyster Bar & Grill is inviting kids to use their imagination to create their own Mardi Gras float in a shoebox.

The Second Saturday Cuz’s Kids Art Challenge kicks off at 11 a.m. People who wish to enter have until 2 p.m. to drop off their Mardi Gras float box, spokeswoman Ramie Barnes said in a media release.

Children can use any kind of decorative material to embellish their box, and Barnes said floats will be judged on creativity, originality and overall appearance.

Barnes said the box should have a theme, such as a favorite song, a favorite movie, a favorite sports team or a current event.

The shoebox should have a removable lid. To create the float, participants should turn the box upside down and glue the lid vertically to one end. The lid will serve as the back of the float.

“Get creative, and, as they say, think outside of the box,” Barnes said in the release.

Prizes will be awarded for the top floats.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @Journalism_J

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