CavOILcade parade goes pink Saturday
Published 4:31 pm Thursday, October 8, 2015
Marching bands, school groups, women riding bicycles, and, of course beauty queens will all be part of the annual CavOILcade 2015 parade Saturday.
The annual parade, now in its 63rd year, is part of an event originally organized to celebrate Port Arthur’s relationship with the oil and petrochemical industry.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the city’s downtown area. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Lamar State College-Port Arthur in the parking lot across the street from the Carl A. Parker Center.
Parade route winds down Procter Street to Houston Avenue.
This year CavOILcade will “Pink the Parade,” in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Anyone can wear pink to signify their support of breast cancer awareness,” Pam Trosclair, event organizer, said.
The parade is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it, with the exception of political candidates.
“All you need to do is just show up. Decorate your vehicle and wear your best pink,” Trosclair said.
The CavOILcade Queen and her court will be part of the parade.
This year’s queen is Marissa Nicol Jacquet; daughter of Rachel and Marcus Jacquet Sr. She attends Memorial High School, where she is active in many extra-curricular activities. She is also involved in numerous community activities.
All princesses will be in the parade, Trosclair said.
“The weather is supposed to be great. We would love for all to come out and participate in the parade, whether they are a part of it, or participating from the sidelines,” Trosclair said.
The Queen’s Tea will take place immediately following the parade at the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center, 401 Houston Avenue in Port Arthur.