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Omega Parade back after 2012 cancellation

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Omega Parade took over Broad Street in Lake Charles on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The parade was canceled in 2012 due to bad weather. Omega Psi Phi fraternity president Nickolas Collins said the parade this year was bigger and better than ever before.

"We've been praying and praying the weather was good and it turned out that it is. We're very fortunate," Collins said.

Especially when the Washington-Marion High School band decided to join in on the Omega Parade at the last minute to help make it a great show.

"We've been looking forward to it being bigger and better this year because everybody's been waiting for it again," float rider Nellie Rideaux said. 

And those riding in the parade are excited to be back for this year's Mardi Gras.

"We're ready for it!" Clarence Prudhomme, another parade participant said.

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