MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- The Go Cup Ordinance was in effect for the first Meridian Mardi Gras celebration Saturday.
Many residents and event-goers were taking full advantage of the ability to walk around downtown with alcoholic beverages. Cocktails and other drinks were served on City Hall Lawn as well as drinks being available from nearby restaurants. This was sure to have an effect on the number of people that were downtown Saturday, with that number being reported as over two thousand.