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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Southwest Louisiana's Mardi Gras finale was spared from the threat of rain. The annual Krewe of Krewes Parade rolled through downtown Lake Charles as parade-goers lined downtown Ryan Street all the way down to Sale Road.
According to Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana President Katie Harrington, this year's Krewe of Krewes Parade had more than 70 floats, including 51 krewe floats. Southwest Louisiana's biggest party of the year did not disappoint, especially for 14-year-old Jake Adaway.
"Today is my birthday. It's crazy. I've been getting all kinds of birthday wishes and then we're here watching the parade," said Adaway.
From the streets to balconies, the crowds were after one thing from the revelers who hold the Mardi Gras beads.
"Throw me something Mister!" – was a familiar shout out heard along the route, but those wanting to get their attention really worked to earn their beads.
"I've been dancing the whole time. My friend had a part in it but he doesn't want to wear the beads. But I'll wear them," said one girl.
There were also some first timers in the crowd from Arizona.
"I love it! There is nothing like this back home. I just love the people, the excitement and watching the kids," said one lady.
Everyone was happy the weather didn't stop them from letting the good times roll.