10-year-old, Andreaneashiea Parker has been to two parades.
"I like going into the street and listening to the beat," Parker says.
And while she enjoys catching the candy and the beads, she says it's more than that.
"I think they're important because you celebrate people. I like seeing people have fun and enjoying it."
Even performer Sierra Doaks, thinks the festivities will have a positive affect on the area.
"I hope they can contribute to this community because everybody needs somebody."
Jacqueline Moring, who brought her two grandkids, would agree.
"Especially with the environment that it is. With the crime rate, the drug rate. It's very rewarding because it opens the door for the community as a whole."
And that's exactly what the Krewe of Sobek was hoping for. Especially for this year's King, who says it's always an honor to be a part of it.
"It gives the entire city a view of this community that otherwise they may not hate. They need to realize it's a vibrant, good community with good people."
But no matter what someone took from this year's parade, one thing is for sure. The Krewe of Sobek made this Mardi Gras, a bit more grande.
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