A Very Special Mardi Gras Parade (With Photo Gallery)

February 15, 2020

A very special Mardi Gras parade was held Friday morning for the special needs students of Escambia Westgate School.

With plenty of beads, Moon Pies, stuffed animals and smiles, the parade rolled through the school parking lot for students that might not otherwise be able to attend a regular Mardi Gras parade.

Grand marshal of the parade was Escambia Westgate teacher Rhonda Martin (pictured below). She was one of the founders of the parade 27-years ago, and Friday was her last parade as a teacher because she is retiring.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “A Very Special Mardi Gras Parade (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. Karen Powell on February 15th, 2020 10:24 am

    Being in the Mounted Unit we ride in a lot of parades, but the Westgate Parade is so special to us, the kids are wonderful they love the horses and the way they interact with them is so special, Scout puts in head in their laps so they can pet him. We look forward to this parade every year.

  2. misstrish on February 15th, 2020 7:00 am

    Oh, so many smiling faces!! God bless all who participated in this event!

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