- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg City Council members say they won’t let an inappropriate candy-throwing incident during last week’s Avenues Halloween Parade affect the fun for future parade-goers.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1MBsogR) an uproar of sorts was started Oct. 29 when participants reported phallic-shaped candy being thrown from a float during the fourth annual parade. That, in turn, raised questions on the legality of throwing items, including candy, from parade floats.

The issue may come up as soon as the Nov. 16 council meeting so as to be resolved by the annual Christmas parade in December.

Avenues Alliance president Paul Sims says the actions of one individual has caused all of this to come about, and the group will do anything it can to make sure Hattiesburg stays a family-friendly, vibrant community.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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