Fun and merriment in Pascagoula as the Jackson County Parade rolled

Fun and merriment in Pascagoula as the Jackson County Parade rolled
Paradegoers caught beads, doubloons and more. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Paradegoers caught beads, doubloons and more. (Photo source: WLOX News)

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - It rained beads and doubloons Saturday afternoon in Pascagoula as the sun shined down on the 40th anniversary of the Jackson County Carnival Association Parade.

The Grand Marshals and other parade officials toasted King Cosmos Mike Tashiro and Queen Cosmos Karen Johnson.

Hundreds of people lined the parade route to catch not only beads, but also stuffed animals, MoonPies and treats such as Ramen Noodles. The parade had about 63 floats, trucks and Mardi Gras Krewes in it.

Our own WLOX Chief Meteorologist Carrie Duncan emceed the WLOX live coverage, and special guest emcee, retired WLOX Chief Meteorologist Mike Reader, returned for one day to carry on his tradition of helping host the JCCA Parade Coverage.

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