Get costumes ready for Mardi Gras on March 1
After taking a 25 year break, Gettysburg is getting ready to celebrate Mardi Gras.
The Chamber of Commerce is bringing it back for Saturday, March 1 at the Legion Community Building. The event will be the Chamber’s annual fundraiser, in place of the Jamboree talent show.
This year’s event will follow some of the same ideas as the original celebration, but will include a few new ones, too. Mainly, it will be a night of fun and merrymaking with lots of costumes.
Chamber Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in 10 categories, so there are lots of chances to show off your creativity for a prize, or just show off for the fun of it!
Best Single, Best Couple, Best Group, Most Original, Most Historical, Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Most Timely, Most Unusual, and Best of Show. The winner in each division will earn $50 in Chamber Cash.
In addition, members of the community will be honored for their contributions to Gettysburg. As in past years, awards will be presented to Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Organization of the year. The community is asked to submit suggestions.
How to Nominate
Nominations must be submitted in writing, either on paper or by email. Include the nominee’s name along with reasons why this nomination should be selected as the Chamber’s award recipient.
The information may be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office, located at the Potter County News. A drop box is located in the entry way for your convenience. Emailed entries may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations are confidential and you do not need to sign your name. Please submit nominations by Feb. 14. Contact the Chamber office at 765-2528 for more information.
The Chamber has elected to make the Mardi Gras an adult-only event, so guests must be 21 to attend.
Make plans now to get your costumes together, or plan to come and watch the revellers.