(PHOTOS) – LantaGras Parade

Posted by Decaturish.com January 31, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

All anyone could see was green, purple and gold as the Kirkwood neighborhood got a taste of Mardi Gras on Saturday with the first annual LantaGras Parade. The neighborhood came out in force with costumes, bands, floats, music and more as hundreds made their way from Bessie Branham Park to the downtown corridor. People lined the streets to watch and then follow the parade to the end.

Emily Cook (center) dances down the street as she participates in first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Emily Cook (center) dances down the street as she participates in first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Reshell Baldini (right) and her daughter Kennedy wave to the crowd from a float during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Reshell Baldini (right) and her daughter Kennedy wave to the crowd from a float during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Autumn Greene (left) and Jillian Loux toss beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Autumn Greene (left) and Jillian Loux toss beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Atlanta City Council member Natalyn Mosby Archibong tosses beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Atlanta City Council member Natalyn Mosby Archibong tosses beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Xander Golubic (left) practices launching beads into the air with a bow before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Xander Golubic (left) practices launching beads into the air with a bow before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Wolfpack ATL's Dashill Smith (left) and Kebbi Williams play music as they march in the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Wolfpack ATL’s Dashill Smith (left) and Kebbi Williams play music as they march in the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chantelle Rytter (center) dances down the street as she participates in first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chantelle Rytter (center) dances down the street as she participates in first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Andy Greene speaks to the crowd to start off the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Andy Greene speaks to the crowd to start off the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Trevor Powell (center) stands in a float before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Trevor Powell (center) stands in a float before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amber Hall works to detangle a bunch of beads during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amber Hall works to detangle a bunch of beads during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zachary Danzig looks over the side of a float before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zachary Danzig looks over the side of a float before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beverly Beyer (center) takes shelter from the sun under an umbrella before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Beverly Beyer (center) takes shelter from the sun under an umbrella before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Katarro Rountree (left) and Dennis Ruffin throw beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Katarro Rountree (left) and Dennis Ruffin throw beads to the crowd during the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as a crawfish, Diane Loupe (right) hands a string of beads to Cindy Hampton before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as a crawfish, Diane Loupe (right) hands a string of beads to Cindy Hampton before the start of the first annual LantaGras Parade in Kirkwood on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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