Mardi Gras Parade Coming Back to Birmingham?

Birmingham officials say they are bringing back a Mardi Gras parade to the city

A float rolls along Napoleon Avenue during the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Carnival revelers enjoyed one more day of parades before Fat Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham officials say they are bringing back a Mardi Gras parade to the city's street for the first time since 1901.

WBRC-TV reports that the Birmingham Carnival Society is planning the parade, and 40 organizations have signed up to participate.

Organizers say traditional beads and prizes such as moon pies will be tossed into the crowd from participants in the parade as it rolls through Birmingham.

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