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ODU'S LITTLEST STUDENTS THROW MARDI GRAS PARADE TO RAISE MONEY FOR KATRINA VICTIMS

More than 60 children, aged 8 weeks to 3 years, will hold a Mardi Gras parade in buggies, strollers and wagons decked out in purple, gold and green decorations Friday, Oct. 14 to celebrate the city of New Orleans and raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The children, from Old Dominion's Child Development Center, will march around the university's Kaufman Mall, play toy instruments and hand out those famous beads in a fun - and family friendly - twist on the usually decadent party held in early spring. The parade will start at the Lion Fountain at 10:40 a.m.

The kids will be joined by Old Dominion's Pep Band, who will provide the zydeco, Cajun and bluesy sounds of the south.

This article was posted on: October 13, 2005

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