Scenes from the Mardi Gras parade

King and Queen of Carnival Theodore “Ted” Dake Jr. and Thea Dake celebrate Mardi Gras in style as they throw beads to the crowd along with Vance Walden as their float leads the throng down Belvin St. in the 6th annual Okeanos Parade. The parade was hosted by the Mistick Krewe of Okeanos. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Caroline Abel holds onto her king’s ransom of Mardi Gras beads and gives a strand a taste test as the parade moves by.

The Junior Neighborhood Watch’s castle float is filled with costumed children and adults throwing beads and blowing plastic horns at parade-goers.

Lilly Bell, Bailey Jenkins and Aubrey Jenkins stand along the parade route in their matching Mardi Gras outfits to catch candy and goodies.

Vicky Ottmers and Karen Little ride on a decked-out motorcycle down the route throwing beads and playing Zydeco music for the cheering crowd.

Despite congestion on the route, the parade-goers take it in stride and pick up beads and candy from idling floats. 


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