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Sunday’s Highland Parade: Beads, Hot Dogs…Spaghetti and Meatballs?

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Krewe of Highland parade coordinator Emma McCarty says the parade will roll…rain or shine.  Unless things get TOO bad, that is.  Some nasty weather is headed our way Sunday, but we’re all hoping it will hold off until the parade is over…because it’s going to be an interesting one.

One of the most interesting things, I think, is the unique throws that will be coming off of some of the floats.  “We’ve got the traditional beads and stuffed animals and frisbees and all that,” McCarty says.  “And then we’ve got, of course, the hot dogs from the Krewe of Bar-B-Q and lots of Moon Pies.  I believe we’ve got one float that likes to throw pickles.  I’m told there’s a float that throws spaghetti and meatballs. I’m not sure how they do that, but I’ve been told they do it.”

With rain in the forecast, that could get a little messy.  So rain gear would be a good option for you.  McCarty says it’s never rained on this parade — and other local krewes are putting in the good word that it won’t this year, either.

The route is a little longer this year, mainly because of the new parking situation at Byrd High School.  The only other major change is the time of the Columbia Park party.  It’s usually held after the parade, but will be held beforehand this Sunday.  It starts at 10 that morning.

Listen to my interview with McCarty here…

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