Students of Minden’s Montessori school and their “escorts” line up for the annual Mardi Gras parade Tuesday morning. In addition to the bike riders, many students drove decorated electric vehicles over the parade route which ran across Germantown Road to Harper Elementary, where the school’s kindergartners and first graders lined the drive to catch beads and candy. After circling Harper, the small revelers took their parade and assorted “throws” ┬áto entertain residents of The Arbor.