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Special ed. students celebrate Mardi Gras in Oak Grove

These students threw beads and candy during an annual Mardi Gras parade at Oak Grove Middle School. These students threw beads and candy during an annual Mardi Gras parade at Oak Grove Middle School.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Some special education students and their teachers at one Oak Grove school donned their finest gold, green and purple party outfits to host an annual Mardi Gras event for their school community.

Friday morning, all the community-based classes at Oak Grove Middle School took part in an annual Fat Tuesday parade on the school grounds. The children rode in several floats and tossed beads and candy to their fellow students.

Each float was named for a favorite board game.

"This is the perfect opportunity for the kids to be the shining star of something that's dedicated to them," said Katie Bryan, parade organizer.

The parade has been a Mardi Gras tradition at the school for about a decade.

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