This was posted to Weekly News by Zaren, a new CVN reporter:
The World Builders Guild is stunning the town again by having a Mardi Gras Parade! This event will be held at the Cybertown plaza on the 9 of February 2002 at 1:00pm CyT. The following comment was received from Lenire, the parade chairman of the WBG about the motives behind this event: "Mainly just for fun. Last year the idea was proposed to the guild. We all fell in love with the concept, because we would get to see beginners work in VRML, and hopefully experience the work of some of the Future members. And its not just the CT tech, we just want to push the envelope every year and make the city interesting."
Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. During this period of 40 days the faithful Christians wont eat any meat. This makes Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday as it is translated, the last day to eat meat before the Lenten season.
The Guild promises an outstanding event again this year with many new bead designs, masks and really funny looking avatars. To get the latest in parade information, turn your attention to Lenire's site at http://parade.lenire3d.org/ or at Mr. Phillip, the City Architects, at http://philliphansel.com/cybertown/parade.htm/.