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Thousands attend Cotton Carnival Parade in Sikeston

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Chris Best, cNews) (Source: Chris Best, cNews)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Thousands lined the streets in Sikeston, Missouri on Saturday morning for the American Legion's 70th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade.

The parade shut down Pine Street, Malone Ave. and Scott Street, as floats and school bands marched.

Scores of children stood front row with smiles and bags in hand filling then up with candy.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety joined with the American Legion to make sure participants and spectators had a safe and enjoyable time in one of the largest parades in the Missouri.

Like last year, participants of the parade weren't allowed to throw candy to the spectators as this was considered a safety issue.

Sikeston DPS recognized that throwing candy posed a potential danger.

In light of this, it was decided to give out candy by hand to spectators.

Spectators said it kept their children safe and they were able to enjoy the parade.

Do you have a great picture of the parade? Send it to cnews@kfvs12.com.

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