On Sunday, February 19, Asheville celebrated Mardi Gras with an Asheville-style parade. I attended to take pictures for my friends in the Only One Earth Coalition who, together with the Brass Your Heart Band, participated in the parade under a banner reading: CLIMATE EMERGENCY: AWAKEN TO THE MAGIC OF ONLY ONE EARTH. It was the best of Asheville: zany, fun, creative, socially-conscious, and peaceful. The real winners were the many children who got more beads than should be legal, candy, trinkets and great entertainment from the costumes, music, and antics of the marchers. My favorite marchers were the dinosaurs in parade. Here are some of the images from this event.
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