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Mayor Miro Weinberger Declares March 11 “Mardi Gras and Go Cats Go Day”

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March 10, 2017
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Mayor Miro Weinberger Declares March 11 “Mardi Gras and Go Cats Go Day”

 

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger declared Saturday, March 11 to be Mardi Gras and Go Cats Go Day in honor of the 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade and the UVM Catamounts basketball championship game. He urged Burlingtonians to celebrate the incredible UVM basketball season, with the longest winning streak in the country, by tuning in to cheer the Cats toward one more win in the America East Men’s Basketball Championship game vs. the Albany Great Danes. The Cats will be playing the Great Danes at Vermont’s Patrick Gym at 11:00 a.m., and the Mayor encouraged game-goers to come on out after the game to celebrate Fat Tuesday Burlington style at the Mardi Gras Parade, starting at 3:00 p.m.

The Mayor’s resolution is as follows:

“Whereas on Saturday, March 11 the City of Burlington will be hosting the 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade, and the streets of the downtown will be filled with floats, beads, masks, and joy; and

“Whereas the UVM Catamounts men’s basketball team went undefeated in their conference season, hold the longest winning streak this season in the nation and in the 117-year history of Vermont basketball, and are just one win away from a return to the Big Dance;

“I hereby declare Saturday, March 11 to be Mardi Gras and Go Cats Go Day, and encourage Burlingtonians to root hard for the Cats, and join me after in celebrating Fat Tuesday as only Burlington can in the 22nd annual Mardi Gras Parade.”

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