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First step on Fat Tuesday: Getting floats out of dens

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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Before the Mardi Gras floats hit the streets, a group of dedicated workers made sure they got out of the Mardi Gras organization dens safely.  

It's about 7 am, and the floats with the MAMGA Mammoth Parade are rolling out of the den.   

Leonard Powell is directing the crew.  
 
Powell said, "You have, at this particular den, we have this big oak tree that, as you know, we can't cut in Mobile.  So, we have to maneuver around it.   I've been doing it for quite some time now, me and my crew, so we pretty much know what's going on."

The crew also helps get the floats in position to be escorted to its starting location.  

MAMGA officials were organizing people in their own group, too.  
 
Paul Burke with MAMGA said, "The difficult part is getting everybody together.  You know some people have been late this morning and everything.  We're trying our best to be real, real good for this one." 
 
With the Mammoth Parade heading to starting position, Powell and his crew then walked a couple of blocks away to get the Knights of Revelry floats out of their den.

Powell said, "We've been doing it so it's like clockwork. It's like clockwork, so we're just waiting for the trucks to get here and we're going to have a good Fat Tuesday."

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