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Mobilians finding ways to let the good times roll by decorating porches

(WPMI) Mobilians finding ways to let the good times roll by decorating porches
(WPMI) Mobilians finding ways to let the good times roll by decorating porches

With the cancellation of several Mardi Gras balls and parades, Carnival Season is going to look much different this year.

However, Mobilians are finding other ways to keep letting the good times roll.

People are decorating their porches as a part of Mobile's Porch Parades.

It's a fun way to keep Carnival Season alive.

"Mardi Gras is Mobile's spirit. It's just fun. It's the time to shine and show love," said Marcia Maxwell.

Marcia Maxwell has been busy decorating her home with beads, masks, and other Mardi Gras necessities

She's celebrated Mardi Gras all her life and, like many, is devastated this year won't be the same.

"We hate we aren't parading this year," she said.

But in true Mobile fashion, the community is coming together for a different type of Mardi Gras.

"We just had to have some Mardi Gras," said Maxwell.

Porches along the city are coming to life with purple, gold, and green.

The plan is for families to walk around and admire the homes like floats. It sends a signal to families looking for fun on Fat Tuesday to stop by.

"There's two in the neighborhood, some down that way, all the way around the park and down Palmetta," said Maxwell.

Lee Bunner says this is what Carnival season is all about.

"We love Mardi Gras, and it lifted our spirits to talk about it and looking forward to it. We will still enjoy it.

Some homes say they will have candy and other throws for neighbors on Fat Tuesday.