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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Everybody loves a parade, especially the mayor

This just in from Krewe of Gemini Captain Ed Hoover: Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will serve Saturday as Grand Marshal for Krewe of Gemini Parade.

And, if you are ever asked and want to know how to be a Grand Marshal, just ask Cedric.

He is a Parade Grand Marshal veteran.

He has served as Grand Marshal in several other parades including Krewe of Highland Parade last year and Mansfield Christmas Parade in 2006, he said in a telephone interview. And, he has also just been a rider in others, including Gemini's 2007 parade.

"I look forward to the Gemini Parade. You get a great view of the parade and a chance to see the crowd," he said. "It is great fun and a great privilege."

He will also toss beads, cups and other throws from the title float.

By the way, the mayor's wife, Veronica, rode in the Gemini Parade last year.

She declined this year to attend the Krewe of Harambe Bal because Harambee Queen Sharon Braggs is a close friend.

"I will join her after the parade," said the mayor.


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