Planning underway for 2010 Albany Mardi Gras -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Planning underway for 2010 Albany Mardi Gras

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Approximately 50,000 people gathered in the streets of downtown for three days of events and activities Last year.

Organizer Phil Cannon expects more people this year as the pro bike races and marathon continue to draw bigger crowds.

He appeared before the Albany city commission Tuesday morning to encourage department heads and leaders to help put the city's best foot forward.

"It's important that everybody know about it, everybody buys into the program, simply because it's gotten so big, that we're on display to the world. It's our opportunity to invite the world into Albany."

Cannon says runners from 15 countries took part in last year's marathon. This year's festival will be the first weekend in March.


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