WHO: News editors, directors
WHAT: Annual Krewe of Kids Mardi Gras parade featuring children of Southern Miss students living on campus. Media welcome for photo/video/interview opportunities.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Pine Haven Apartments, off of Montague Boulevard and next to The Village on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.
DETAILS: Children and volunteers participating in the parade will meet in front of the Pine Haven laundry to get beads and balloons for the parade, which will proceed around The Village, the residence life complex for women located next to Pine Haven. King Cake will be served at the end of the parade.
MEDIA CONTACT: David Tisdale, 601.266.4499,
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