Mardi Gras delivers more than just fun

Throw me Something Mister! That is a common plea you will be hearing along the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the next several days. We are at the height of the Mardi Gras season. It's called the best free show on earth. No doubt it is a chance for all of us to take our families out to a parade and for a short while forget about other obligations.

While we are enjoying the parades, we should remember that the krewes bringing the parades to our area are really investing in our community. They are spending thousands of dollars in beads, costumes, decorations, food and hotel rooms and ballrooms.

All of this money helps many of our merchants. In addition, a good number of folks travel to South Mississippi to watch the parades. They tell us they like our family atmosphere. These Mardi Gras visitors spend money at our restaurants, hotels and casinos.

So go out and enjoy the parades and support the Krewes that are helping us "pass a good time." Remember it is not only fun, but also, it drives our economy and helps us all thrive.

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David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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