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Parade helps kick-off Cinco De Mayo festivities

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Bright colors, loud music, and flying candy help signal the start of the Cinco De Mayo weekend festivities.

Residents from across the panhandle gather in Scottsbluff for a parade in honor of Cinco De Mayo, an annual celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

For Victoria Garcia, today is also a time to celebrate her son Cesar's victory as Cinco De Mayo 2013's Tiny Tots King.

Cesar won a spot throwing out candy in this year's parade and is excited because he loves being in the spotlight.

"He is really excited.  He enjoys it," says Garcia.  "This year we weren't supposed to but he kept telling me, ‘mom, I want my crown; mom, I want my trophy; mom, I want this...' and it's like, he really enjoys it.  He's always so happy to be in the parade."

The winners of the Cinco De Mayo Royalty Pageant serve as royalty until the announcement of next year's pageant winners.

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