Distinctly, I still can remember doing SERVICE at the mardi gras by manning the streets. Students do this all the time either as part of their cocurricular military or community training in year 1 and 2 in college. You man the streets by holding on a cordon of rope to keep the procession smooth: keep bystanders off the street and herd the procession-goers into a more manageable traffic flow. However, I am pleased that lnowadays, female students are now required the same service too. Now that is gender equality. In my time, only men get the "honor". A totally unenviable job.
at the Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City, Cebu, the Philippines