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Many People Celebrate at Gulfport's Shenanigan's Parade

For the 27th year, the Gulfport Shenanigan's parade rolled down the streets of downtown Gulfport. Lifelong Gulfport resident Barbara Sheppard has taken part in the parade every year, except for one, and that's because she had a broken arm.

"I just like to come here. People are so nice. They treat you so nice. They treat you so good, and I love the cotton candy. I've already eaten three bags of it...haha.I'll get me some more when I get some more money," Sheppard says.

Sheppard was apparently in top shape as she battled with the best of them for coveted beads and other throws.

The parade was a family affair for parade newcomer Steven Mowrey and his family of five.

"This is our first time at the Gulfport parade. We've lived in Biloxi in the past, and we wanted to try this one out," Mowrey says.

Grand Marshal George Corchis, Junior and Colleen Meaghan Fox headed up the parade, showering parade-goers with all sorts of goodies. WLOX's own Carrie Duncan, last year's Colleen, wasn't far behind.

The parade attracted thousands, including David Debloin, who says he couldn't think of a better way to spend the day.

The parade is sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of Quota International.

By Toni Miles

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