The Second Liners Mardi Gras Club was organized in 1996 by Betty Pollard and Jerry Williams.
Several people in Biloxi’s Ward 2 formed a committee as a community effort to get people to unite in harmony and join in planning an annual Mardi Gras parade.
In 1996, the first parade consisted of walkers, bike riders and a few cars.
Now 22 years later, the parade has grown to include floats, dancers and horseback riders, and even Mardi Gras Indians.
The Second Liners Mardi Gras Club will parade at noon Feb. 10, with a theme of An Evening in Paris.
Line up is at 10 a.m.
As many as 50 units typically participate, and the best places to view the parade are on Main Street, Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard and Esters Boulevard.
This year’s royalty, revealed at the group’s Jan. 13 ball, are King Asante X, Alan Brown of D ’Iberville, and Queen Zaria X, Edwina Brown of D ‘Iberville.