Wetumpka Paved Purple and Gold for Annual Mardi Gras Parade

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By Alabama News Network

Wetumpka paved its streets with purple and gold as the Order of Cimarrón held its Inaugural Mardi Gras Parade.

The parade started at 1:00 p.m. Saturday on Bibb Graves bridge and ended near the Wetumpka Civic Center.

This year's parade included floats, cars, horses, and beads, candy, moon pies, and stuffed animals were thrown out to the crowd.

The parade is designed to entertain residents and bring tourists to the city.

That's what makes all this hard work worth it, to see all the kids out there smiling, to see everybody smiling and waiting on something. Waiting on a moon pie, waiting on some beads, you know?” said parade chairman Cory Shaw.

It makes it all worthwhile just hearing everybody have a good time and seeing everybody enjoying themselves, Shaw said.

All funds raised for the parade will go to non-profit organizations in and around Elmore county.

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