Easter parade

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Carol Greve, left, and Janice Foulks ride down St. Louis Street in a horse-drawn carriage Sunday wearing their Easter finery during the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade in New Orleans. The group handed out Easter eggs and toys to children before attending Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Carol Greve, left, and Janice Foulks ride down St. Louis Street in a horse-drawn carriage Sunday wearing their Easter finery during the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade in New Orleans. The group handed out Easter eggs and toys to children before attending Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.

A group of New Orleans women spent their Easter Sunday handing out toys and Easter eggs to children during parades and festivities with an Easter Mass at St. Louis Cathedral sandwiched in between. The women wore old-fashioned Easter bonnets, which made them easy to spot in the large crowds.

The parade began at Antoine’s Restaurant on St. Louis Street and ended at St. Louis Cathedral in time for Mass.