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Traditions / Pancake Race / Mardi Gras #42333

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) Tradition of getting rid of fats before Ash Wednesday led to annual pancake race between women of Olney,England,and Liberal, Kansas (Kansas wins today for 15th time in 22 years) and to Fat Tues or Mardi gras.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Crowds large for Mardi gras festivities. Day originally for letting off steam before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday Buildup to Mardi gras began 2 weeks ago. Festivities noted.
REPORTER: Arnold Porsch (WVUE-TV)

Reasoner, Harry

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