One of the first big Mardi Gras events in the Ark-La-Tex is at 6pm this Saturday in Mansfield. Under The Big Top is the theme for this year's Krewe Of Demeter parade.  The Krewe formed last year, and this is only their 2nd parade.  The parade is open to anyone who would like to participate.  They're looking for auto groups, trail groups, marching bands, dance/cheer groups, JROTC, you name it.  It's free, so why not?  If you need more information, check out the Krewe Of Demeter's Facebook page.