Second liners parade rolls through Biloxi

Second liners parade rolls through Biloxi
Even the youngest get in on the parade action. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Even the youngest get in on the parade action. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Second Liners rolled for the 11th year in a row. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Second Liners rolled for the 11th year in a row. (Image Source: WLOX News)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX)

The carnival season fun continued in Biloxi, with the 11th annual Second Liners parade in East Biloxi.

It might have been a chilly day, but that didn't stop revelers from getting out to catch some beads and fun.

"Oh, it's beautiful and wonderful. I enjoyed it. It's always good and second lining, oh I love it . I like all of this. In fact, I love to dance," said Luvern Gines.

While most of the parade goers come out to catch the throws, many simply enjoy the environment. 

"It was cold out here, and I really really enjoyed it. Of course the second liners is just like family to us because we're all from Biloxi," said Beatrice Brown.

Pearl Mercer agreed.

"I enjoyed the parade, and I was very excited about seeing entries that were here from so far away," said Mercer.

What makes the Second Liners Krewe unique is that they are best known for their community involvement. Those who have been attending for years say the parade is more like a big family reunion.

"It will bring the family and friends, people out of town you haven't seen in a while, and we just enjoy it every year," said Howard Moffett.

The procession ended at Bush Park, where the fun continued.

"We like everybody to come out to what we call our fun fest at the end of the parade. We feed the bands. We feed the public, until it's all gone and we just have a big party out here. It's all about the community," said parade chairman Pinkey Lewis.

Javon Vonture, was crowned King Asante VIII, and Gladys Sloan was crown Queen Zaria VIII.

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