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Full Slate Of Fun On Tap For Mardi Gras

With Mardi Gras celebrations planned for this weekend, Nevada City has a full slate of events. From parties to parades the Chamber of Commerce has something for everyone. Chamber Executive Director, Cathy Whittlesey says the events begin on Saturday night.
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Then on Sunday the excitement continues.
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The Masquerade Party is for adults only, but Carnavale is for the family.
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The street faire and parade will overlap during the afternoon.
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In total 32 entries also include the Merry Widows, Relay for Life, the Mardi Gras Fire Department, Parrot Heads of Northern California, Mrs. San Joaquin County, Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, E Clampus Vitus, Dread Pirates of the Sierra Main, and the Nevada County Walkers.

And the Grand Marshall is a long-time Nevada City icon and business person of the year.
Click here to listen to Cathy Whittlesey

Along with the Jerry and his wife Featured guests include: King and Queen Carl “Big Daddy” Spotts and his daughter Michelle “Kaos” Cherry; and Duke and Duchess Bill and Mary Ann Van Meter.

This year parade participants will be handing out beads- for safety purposes no throwing of beads is allowed and parade marshals will be enforcing the rule.

1 Comment

February 8, 2013

Scott Hickman

Why the heck no bead throwing? Ridiculous! What could have happened that was so bad to prompt this unilateral new rule? Chamber says it was a police decision, and the police deny that it was theirs, except the chief wasn't there to take the credit. Sounds suspicious. One complaint and we all have to lose something?

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