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Mardi Gras festival deemed a success

Tommy Gregors, Mardi Gras Festival Volunteer Organizer Tommy Gregors, Mardi Gras Festival Volunteer Organizer
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

This weekend's great weather brought lots of people downtown for the big Mardi Gras Festival. Volunteers say it was a huge success.

They say nearly 25,000 people were downtown enjoying the festivities. There were about 40 vendors at this year's festival. Clean up crews stayed busy until late into the evening and early morning. There were several bands, food, and other activities for families to enjoy. 

"We try to attract folks that come into town and just from the people that we saw here we know we had some people coming in from the surrounding areas. Plus we had hundreds of runners here for the Snickers marathon, a lot of them out of town. So they stayed overnight," said Tommy Gregors.

This was the 13th year for the festival. Some of the proceeds will be given to area non-profit organizations.

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