During the past year I and my crew of volunteers have participated in a number of parades here in the community. As a Brevard County Public Defender candidate I am out and about in the area participating in events, volunteering, speaking, and meeting people.

The Mardi Gras Parade this year (2012) was a new experience but it was a lot of fun. We decorated my old chevy pickup truck with the traditional Mardi Gras colors using paper, toile, balloons, beads, fringe and most of all - happy people!

In Cocoa Village the parade route is short so we do two laps around the perimeter. I think we calculated a total of 6,000 beads thrown just from the Vote Rhoden mobile!

I will definitely participate in this fun event next year and I bet each and every one of the young people and adults that volunteered with my campaign will be back, too.

Author's Bio: 

Ken has lived in the area since 1975 and has practiced law here for more than 25 years. Ken graduated from Brevard Community College, University of Central Florida with honors, and Florida State University’s College of Law. Visit www.KenRhoden.com for more information and LIKE him on facebook at facebook.com/KenRhoden.