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BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -
The sixth annual Krewe of Diamonds parade rolled through the streets of downtown Bay St. Louis on Fat Tuesday. It's the Coast's only predominately African American krewe to parade on Mardi Gras day.
The krewe and the revelers were determined not to let Mother Nature rain on their parade.
"Right now, we're the Krewe of Getting Wet," said Bay St. Louis resident Andy McCllan during Tuesday's celebration.
"Mother Nature threw us a little punch, but we plan to keep on rolling," Event Coordinator Corinn Burton said. "That's what we do."
Queen Jean Swain and King Kevin Woods, Jr. second that.
"I'm really enjoying the experience, even in the rain," said King Kevin Woods.
The Baughman family from Lakeshore came prepared for the rain. A canopy connected to the car helped to keep them dry.
"No, not today, not raining on our parade today," Tiffany Baughman said.
Bay St. Louis resident Ben Butler agreed.
"Rain, sleet, sun. I'm out here, no matter what."
It's the sixth annual parade for the Krewe of Diamonds, which continued the Mardi Gras tradition started by the Krewe of Real People.
"This is the family parade," Bay St. Louis resident Leo Maurice said. "This is like the biggest family reunion in the world."
"It's unique within itself. It shows the togetherness of all races colors and creeds. It shows that people can come together work together and have wholesome fun," Bay resident Willie Acker said.
Burton said it's up to the Krewe of Diamonds to keep the Mardi Gras tradition alive.
"It incorporates the family and friends in our small knit community. And our parade route goes throughout the town and the small businesses and it passes your home, so you never really have to leave out of your home. You can watch the parade sitting in your front yard."
This year's grand marshal was radio personality Travis Lewis, better known as Mixed Maestro on JZ 94.5.
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