Chewbacchus offers parade spots, free costumes for kids in wheelchairs

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(WGNO)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–The popular Krewe of Chewbacchus has become one of the biggest draws of the Mardi Gras season, with its irreverent, sci-fi themed parades.  Now the 2,500 member-strong krewe is offering some families a spot in its parade thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of New Orleans.

The krewe will provide wheelchair costumes for nine children, and give their families a spot as guests of the Chewbacchus in their parade Saturday, Feb. 18.