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February 23, 2009

NEW: Mardi Gras parade winners announced

Transcript Staff

The Norman Mardi Gras Parade selected the Fabulous Flanigan, for best overall entry and awarded it the Krewe of Buckeus.

Best In Theme was won by the “Green Machine” of Beautiful Bowls Art Gallery. Best Music went to the Oklahoma Victory Dolls Roller Derby Team. Best Lights was taken by “Viking Time Travelers” by the Rick Sellers family.

The Norman's Wackiest Family Award went to the Barnard Family for “Native Corn and Beans.” Best Marchers was awarded to Norman Jazzercise. Unidentified Rolling Object was won by The Okra Queens for “Queens of De Nile.”

Norman Community Dog Park took the Doggie Gras Award. The King and Queen's Favorite Award went to the Hall of Tattoos. Judges were Pam Bradford owner of the Ginkgo Tree Art Studio; Douglas Elder, Director of the Firehouse Art Center and Nancy McClellan, director of the Performing Arts Studio.

Saturday night's parade fielded over 40 entries. “It was absolutely wonderful, people really put a lot of creativity and effort into their Krews,” said parade chairman Ed Kearns. “We're so proud to carry on this family friendly tradition and watch it grow.”

The parade committee would like to thank the City of Norman and the Norman Police Department for its excellent service. The 2010 Mardi Gras Parade will be, at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, February 13 with a theme of “All You Need Is Love.”

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