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Photo feature: Sharing the beads

Vidalia Lower Elementary School pre-kindergarten student Ke-Andre Hawkins, center, throws beads into a crowd of first- and second-grade students during the school’s annual Mardi Gras parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Vidalia Lower Elementary School pre-kindergarten student Ke-Andre Hawkins, center, throws beads into a crowd of first- and second-grade students during the school’s annual Mardi Gras parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

VLE kindergarten student Trinity Davis, 5, wears a mask along with her classmates and pre-kindergarten students before their parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

VLE kindergarten student Trinity Davis, 5, wears a mask along with her classmates and pre-kindergarten students before their parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

 

VLE first- and second-grade students reach for beads and candy being thrown into the crowd by pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students during the school’s annual Mardi Gras parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

VLE first- and second-grade students reach for beads and candy being thrown into the crowd by pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students during the school’s annual Mardi Gras parade. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)