The idea is that you take an item that you don't use or wear anymore. You do this every day during Lent. You pack everything into a bag and at the end of Lent, you donate the big bag of items to a local charity shop or to a homeless shelter.
The unspoken or more like the secret rules of Mardi Gras parades. We are preparing for some of the best parades on the Ark-La-Tex so it's important that we all follow the rules that help us have the most fun.