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Special needs students in Mobile get early taste of Mardi Gras.

MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

The Conde Cavaliers become the first downtown parade of Mobile's 2018 Mardi Gras season Friday night.

But they've already had a busy day.

Members of the group visited a nursing home, rehab facility and Augusta Evans School, a school for special needs students.

The Mardi Gras organization held a parade Friday morning especially for the students.

The captain of the Conde Cavaliers said, "We just do a parade around the gym for them and we're handing the stuff out to them as we go and, you talk about excited:  just seeing the kids faces.  That means a lot to you, makes you appreciate what you got when you go in there." 

Principal Asha Kidd said, "It's very special, gives us some sort of normalcy and, so, the kids just want to have a good time and do this.  Let's everybody just let their hair down."

And the students found the Conde Cavaliers to be a very generous group.

They talked about all the moon pies they caught.

And the Conde Cavaliers will do it all over again Friday night: this time on the streets of Mobile.

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