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Mid City Gras rolls for a second year

5 years 3 months 3 days ago Sunday, February 24 2019 Feb 24, 2019 February 24, 2019 11:19 PM February 24, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Mid City Gras Parade rolled Sunday under sunny blue skies.

The parade's only two years old, and it's already a hit. An estimated 2,000 lined North Boulevard to watch the show.

"Last year, only about 450 people were involved in the parade. This year, we have about 900 people. So the parade has doubled in size," parade organizer Terri Singleton said.

Instead of a person serving as Grand Marshal, a non-profit business was chosen to lead the parade, mid-city's own Front Yard Bikes. It's a nonprofit for teenagers.

"We have great kids, that need to be represented and get a chance to really shout out and say, "Yeah I'm from Baton Rouge, and I'm amazing," Dustin LaFont with Front Yard Bikes said.

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