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City cleans up after Krewe of Centaur parade

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City workers could be seen Sunday cleaning up after Saturday's Krewe of Centaur parade route. City workers could be seen Sunday cleaning up after Saturday's Krewe of Centaur parade route.
Saturday night, huge crowds lined Shreveport streets for the 2014 Krewe of Centaur parade. Saturday night, huge crowds lined Shreveport streets for the 2014 Krewe of Centaur parade.
More than 500 elaborately-costumed pets took part in the 2013 event and organizers estimated even more came out this year. More than 500 elaborately-costumed pets took part in the 2013 event and organizers estimated even more came out this year.
The Krewe of Gemini parade starts on Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street then head south on Clyde Fant Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, west down Shreveport-Barksdale Highway to East Kings Highway, south on East Kings Highway to East Preston Avenue. The Krewe of Gemini parade starts on Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street then head south on Clyde Fant Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, west down Shreveport-Barksdale Highway to East Kings Highway, south on East Kings Highway to East Preston Avenue.
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When the party ends, the cleanup begins.

City workers could be seen Sunday cleaning up after Saturday's Krewe of Centaur parade route along Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, East Kings Highway and Clyde-Fant Parkway.

Shreveport Parks and Recreation typically spends 6,000 dollars in overtime for its workers per parade. Saturday night, huge crowds lined Shreveport streets for the 2014 Krewe of Centaur parade. Dozens of floats threw millions of beads and other items out to screaming parade-goers. It was the 23rd Krewe of Centaur parade and organizers say it was bigger and better than ever. The krewe featured more than 500 members along with 100 parade units including 31 floats and over 2 million beads tossed out to the crowd.

The 16th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux parade was an event that "went to the dogs"…and cats and other animals in Downtown Shreveport Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of pet owners marched through Riverview Parki along Clyde Fant Parkway. This year's theme was "A Wonderland Tea Pawty." More than 500 elaborately-costumed pets took part in the 2013 event and organizers estimated even more came out this year. All proceeds from pet registration will benefit Shreveport-Bossier's abused, neglected and homeless animals.

Next weekend, you can watch the Krewe of Gemini parade live on KSLA News 12. We'll be streaming the parade live online and on our apps starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st.

The parade will begin on Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street then head south on Clyde Fant Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, west down Shreveport-Barksdale Highway to East Kings Highway, south on East Kings Highway to East Preston Avenue.

The route for the parade includes a kid-friendly, alcohol-free zone. It's located near the beginning of the parade route at the intersection of Clyde Fant Parkway and Stoner Avenue.

And don't miss Shreveport-Bossier's largest neighborhood parade. The Krewe of Highland parade will roll through Shreveport's Historic Highland neighborhood at 2 p.m. on Sunday March 2nd. The Krewe of Highland is well-known for its array of floats, marching societies and bands. They're also known for their unique throws including grilled hot dogs and moon pies.

The parade begins and ends at the intersection of Gilbert Drive and Gregg Avenue.

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