NEW ORLEANS — This year, the 52nd annual Krewe of Tucks parade will feature a float that's all about inclusion.
Saturday afternoon, they'll debut their first wheelchair accessible and special needs float!
Members of the community with special needs, their families and caretakers, who have always wanted to ride in a parade, will get their chance.
They'll ride on float 19 'A' and 'B.' It's called "Atomic Fireballs."
Riders will be able to enjoy a safe environment as the floats are equipped with liftgates and secure wheelchair locking mechanisms.
"Three riders are being represented from Team Gleason and Magnolia Community Services, a longtime carnival partner with the Krewe of Tucks. The Team Gleason rider was awarded a coveted, Team Gleason Adventure Experience, riding in a carnival parade for the first time," a spokesperson said.
Tucks rolls Saturday at noon along the Uptown parade route.