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Parade goers enjoy Biloxi's Second Liners Parade

Mardi Gras festivities continued in downtown Biloxi on Saturday afternoon for the Second Liners Parade. (Photo source: WLOX) Mardi Gras festivities continued in downtown Biloxi on Saturday afternoon for the Second Liners Parade. (Photo source: WLOX)
Colorful beads, moon pies and double decker floats seemed to be his whole family's favorite part of the Second Liners Parade. (Photo source: WLOX) Colorful beads, moon pies and double decker floats seemed to be his whole family's favorite part of the Second Liners Parade. (Photo source: WLOX)
The throws and goodies were plentiful, and the amount of fun for everyone couldn't be measured. (Photo source: WLOX) The throws and goodies were plentiful, and the amount of fun for everyone couldn't be measured. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Mardi Gras festivities continued in downtown Biloxi on Saturday afternoon for the Second Liners Parade. The throws and goodies were plentiful, and the amount of fun for everyone couldn't be measured.

When the horns sound, there's two things Arthur Clementin expects to happen next.

"Oh, lots of beads for sure. Lots of beads, and maybe a moon pie or two," Clementin said.

Clementin wasn't alone. Colorful beads, moon pies and double decker floats seemed to be his whole family's favorite part of the Second Liners Parade.

Micaela Jeffries says she grew up riding on Mardi Gras floats. She says it's a different experience being the one asking for and catching beads, but as long as the time is spent with family, they're all happy.

"My favorite part is watching the kids enjoy Mardi Gras. It's wonderful to see. It is." Jeffries said.

"We really don't get to do much throughout the year, and it's something we can do as a family," Brielle Hargett said.

Even though the bead throwing party can't last forever, Clementin says the memories will. He's happy events like this can bring his community together for a good time.

"Seeing the joy, the gaiety of the occasion," Clementin said. "Just folks having a good time. It's again togetherness. We have every walk of life, whether you're rich or poor, it doesn't matter. Everybody comes out and enjoys life, and I think that's the fun part about the parade. Everybody is somebody at the parade."

The Second Liners Mardi Gras Club was founded in Biloxi in 1993. The organization currently has 72 sustaining members and six honorary members.

Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines, who is currently serving as Biloxi's acting mayor, was the parade's grand marshal.

The king and queen of the parade were Taranta and Nicole Gines.

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