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Krewe Gemini parade fills downtown Gulfport with fun

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

"Happy Mardi Gras," said parade spectator Marie Hall.

Those words echoed through the crowd as hands were raised, ready to catch and throw beads.

For first timers to Mardi Gras veterans, it was a day of excitement.

"My goal is just to have fun," said Hall.

Hall travels to the Coast from Florida every year to spend time with her grandsons.

They brought special gear for the occasion.

"Well they do this," said Hall's grandsons as they flipped open their glasses.

As the parade rolled through downtown Gulfport, royalty lead the way.

King Jupiter was represented by Tony Marengo.

Queen Leda was represented by Anne Garner.

Some danced to the music and others had a unique method of getting beads.

Vehicles were dressed up with beads and some people seemed weighed down by the amount around their necks.

People caught the beads and others were hit by them flying through the air.

Beside the floats, there was another show full of clowns.

"Dear Jesus, I repent of my sins," said the clowns to a crowd.

The men traveled from across the country with No Greater Love Ministries.

"Jesus, Jesus," sang the clowns to children.

Their goofy rendition had a deeper meaning, aiming to spread the message of Jesus Christ.

That message was heard loud and clear by 9-year-old Keeleigh Stockstill.

"Jesus is in your heart so it's real fun," said Keeleigh.

It was a day full of color and fun, making one and all say they'll be back next year.

"I love it," said Hall.

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