Some People Already Shopping For Mardi Gras 2002

Christmas is on most people's minds right now, but believe it or not, some folks are already thinking about Mardi Gras.

Workers at Europe's Finest Mardi Gras Supplies in Gulfport are stocking their shelves in preparation for the Carnival season. Some of the hottest trinkets this year, include patriotic beads in red, white and blue.

The store owner says many people from all over the country are ordering Mardi Gras items on the web.

"Not too many people is buying Mardi Gras beads right now, but we keep very busy on the web," store owner Manny Peixoto said. "Yes, we ship about 200 to 300 packages a day."

In case you didn't know it, Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 12th this year.