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Vergennes resident to bring Bourbon Street to city Memorial Day parade

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Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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BETH MARR OF Vergennes sits in a tub that she is in the process of decorating for a float for the Vergennes Memorial Day parade. Marr will ride in the float and toss moon pies and 70 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to spectators as a celebration of her 50th birthday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

VERGENNES — For the past 20 years, Beth Marr has celebrated Memorial Day with a traditional feast at her house. The menu is standard Cajun fare every year: corn-on-the-cob, sweet onions, Polish sausage and a secret spice potion created by the Vergennes resident herself.

For Marr, who originally comes from Louisiana and learned the recipes from her grandmother, the yearly meal is a tradition that falls around her birthday.

Ten years ago, Marr’s friends surprised her with a Memorial Day float on her 40th.

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