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Krewe Of Kids Hit The Streets Of Gulfport

The tenth annual Orange Grove Krewe of Kids parade started off on a good beat Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds of people lined Klein and Dedeaux Roads to get colorful pieces of the action.

Beads, balls, and even bears were thrown into the crowd from 27 units participating in this year's parade.

"Oh it's great. We're excited. Excited," screamed parade-goers Lindsey Smith and Terri Taylor.

Miss Shaniece Cooper and little Zackoya Bell reigned as this year's king and queen.

Organizers believed the good times had to roll, especially this year.

"The children lost so much during the hurricane we thought it will give them some fun and something positive in their life after the hurricane," said krewe president Frankie Harper.

And the children and children at heart definitely appeared to have fun, whether they were on floats or behind the barricades.

"We organize for the children to have their own day because its so hard for the children to catch beads at the adult parades, so we organize it to give them a start in life," said Harper.

This year's theme -"Prayer is the foundation the krewe of kids needs to rebuild."

And it seems like these words of hope have already caught on to many South Mississippians.

"We're still here, we're gonna be OK, everything is gonna be nice again and we're gonna have many more Mardi Gras to come," said parade-goers Shanell and Maurianna Ellis.

By Karla Redditte

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