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Gallery: Tricentennial Jingle on the Boulevard parade in N.O. East

The parade featured 12 floats, more than 40 dancing groups and plenty of fun

If you missed the Tricentennial Jingle on the Boulevard parade Saturday in New Orleans East, you missed a really good time!

More than 40 marching bands and dance groups were featured in the parade, which was led by Fannie C. Williams’ band. Area leaders riding in the parade included Mayor LaToya Cantrell, former District E Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, and current representative Cyndi Nguyen, whose float closed out the parade.

Nguyen, whose office organized the parade, said via Facebook that she plans to make the parade an annual event.

If you missed the parade check out out gallery:

Children grab beads during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell greats members crowd during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Members of the ReNEW SciTech Academy marching band take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Members of the Fleur de lis Dance Company take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Members of INfinity Cheer & Dance Co. take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Buffalo Soldiers re-enactors take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell greats members of the Fannie C Williams Charter School during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Float riders through beads during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The New Orleans East Hospital float takes part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The New Orleans Fired Department and Buffalo Soldiers re-enactors take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Ryan Haley, left, Sahara, 7, and Rylie Haley, 4, hang out on a ladder during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Children grab beads during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell greats members of the Fannie C Williams Charter School during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The Robert Russa Moton Charter School Owls take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The Sean Blondell Law Firm, LLC float takes part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The New Orleans East Hospital float takes part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Members of the ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy marching band take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
The Dynamite Dolls School of Dance take part in The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell greats members of the Fannie C Williams Charter School during The Tricentennial Jingle on The Boulevard Parade in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The inaugural parade celebrates the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights local retailers, restaurants and shops along its route on Crowder, Haynes, and Read boulevards. Photo by Matthew Hinton