Residents attend city's first Mardi Gras parade

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The city of South Bend celebrated Fat Tuesday with a special Mardi Gras parade.

Dozens of people showed up in costume to walk the streets in downtown South Bend.

This was the first try at organizing a Mardi Gras parade.

Many people found out about the parade through Facebook and hope it is just the first of many to come.

The parade also helped a lot local businesses. Many downtown restaurants had Mardi Gras specials after the parade.

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