The Krewe of M.A.C. in Lutcher has decided to cancel their Mardi Gras parade this year. (M.A.C. stands for "Making A Change".)

According to a news release, despite the support from local law enforcement and government, the krewe decided the burden regarding public safety was too much.

This is very sad to see as the krewe is obviously trying to bring about some positivity to their St. James Parish community.

One Facebook user commented on the news:

Wow this was the ONLY parade I was planning to bring my small kids to. Sad, sad, sad. We don’t have very many things to look forward to around here as it is!

The parade was set to roll on Mardi Gras Day, which this year is Tuesday, March 5th.