The Clinton Mardi Gras Association will be sponsoring the 63rd Annual Mardi Gras Parade  today starting at 6 p.m.   

According to a release from the Clinton Police Department, the parade will start at 25th  Avenue North and Third Street going south to Main Avenue.  The parade will travel east on Main Avenue to Second Street, and then south on Second Street.  

Walking units will join the parade at the Clinton County Courthouse on Second Street at Seventh Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North.

Parking will be prohibited from 5 to 7 p.m. on Second Street from Seventh Avenue North to Fifth Avenue South; the 300 and 400 blocks of South Third Street; the 200 block of Sixth and Seventh Avenues North; the 300 block of 25th Avenue North; and the three most easterly lanes of the Clinton Parking lot.  Those locations will post “NO PARKING” 5 to 7  p.m. today.  

Vehicles in violation will be subject to ticketing and towing.

Handicap parking will be established in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue South from 5 to 7 p.m.  This block will be posted as Handicap Parking, 5 to 7 p.m.   

Bike officers will be assigned to this block to enforce the handicap parking restriction.

Additionally, the police department is reminding all people riding floats and other vehicles to not throw candy or other items from the floats or vehicles into the crowds standing along the parade route.

If a group wants to pass out candy or other items, people must pass them out on foot, walking with their unit.

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