Jimmy Mangum, a custodian at a casino in Biloxi, Miss. sold Mardi Gras merchandise in Pass Christian, Miss. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. "For 12 years I've been doing this to make a little extra money on the side, but I enjoy it because it makes people happy, especially the kids, they get a kick out of some of this stuff," said Mangum.
The Mooney family had been at the site of the parade for 3 hours before finally seeing floats in Pass Christian, Miss. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Jed Mooney explained, "We have done this every year since we moved here 4 years ago. We meet up with our friends and grill out until the parade begins. It's an all day event, but we love it." Pictured from left to right: Jana Mooney, Karsten Mooney, Jed Mooney, Kaiden Mooney and Stacey Mooney.
Officer Kevin Wood and Sheriff Troy Peterson stood watch as the last floats drove by Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Pass Christian, Miss. Officer Wood explained that for the most part he enjoys the festivities of Mardi Gras because he gets to see the parades like everyone else, but that there is also a higher risk of public safety being comprised that he has to be aware of.