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Don’t dilute Joe Cain

I’d been questioning in the past year the preoccupation the Chamber and Joe Cain Society have with promoting Joe Cain as “family oriented.” There are many family-oriented events in Nevada County, including parades and street fairs, but there are few events primarily for adults that are purely for fun and frolic. The atmosphere at the parade was lighthearted and fun, the crowd filled with joyful enthusiasm. Evidently, a fairly small percentage of the total 8,000 who attended decided to continue the Mardi Gras party to the local bars. The rest of us stayed on the street for awhile, talked and laughed with friends, and left downtown. The families with children attending appeared to have a great time, and I don’t think any of us would want to discourage them from attending, but the event, in my opinion, should continue to have an adult Mardi Gras atmosphere



I would hope that the chamber and society will not reduce this absurdly brilliant event to a vague shadow of what its creators had in mind.




Suzanne Hall

Nevada City


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