Spanish Town doubloon - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Spanish Town parade mints special doubloon

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The organizers of the Spanish Town Parade have a little something extra up their sleeve this year. A Doubloon minted especial for Spanish Town.

This is the first time they've ever had a special doubloon made.

It's says Flamingo Dynasty, which is this year's theme. Only 250 were made and they were given to a select group of people.

However, that could change soon.

"We are hoping next year to only mint these which are the heavy ones, but to see if the crews are interested in purchasing the lighter weight ones," says Mary Jane Marcantel, parade goer.

The lighter doubloon will actually be able to be thrown in the parade. By the way, organizers say they've expecting an epic crowd thanks to the weather.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:06:24 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>

    A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

    More >>
  • 4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:54:21 GMT
    File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>

    A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

    More >>
  • 2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    2-vehicle crash near Greensburg results in multiple fatalities

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:37:08 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>

    At least two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash near Greensburg, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers reported it happened on LA 10 about three miles west of Greensburg.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly