Mobile, AL (WKRG) - It’s never too early to tweak New Orleans. Mobile’s Mayor and others gather for a city-wide proclamation. The proclamation recognizes Mobile’s role as the birthplace of Mardi Gras and goes one step further. It permits anyone in New Orleans parading societies including the mayor of NOLA to come to Mobile and be a part of the festivities here.
"Now, therefore, I William S. Stimpson, the 108th mayor of the city of Mobile, Alabama do hereby grant full authorization to the city of New Orleans and any other revelers krewe members or mystic societies to participate in the grand tradition of Mardi Gras this Carnival season," said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson reading from the proclamation. This good-natured ribbing follows on the heels of a campaign from Alabama Tourism. That's where a number of signs were planted along the I-10 corridor including at least one in New Orleans saying “You are X-number of miles away from the birthplace of Mardi Gras."
You can read the entire proclamation here.
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