Today, Saint Paul Arts & Culture Director, Joe Spencer, dropped by the Turf Club to present the marathoning Mallman with an official proclamation handed down from none other than Saint Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman.
City Pages’ Gimme Noise Blog has been live blogging from the Turf since the beginning of Marathon 3, and had this to say:
Joe Spencer, the arts director for the City of St. Paul, is in the house with a proclamation. Spencer joins Mallman onstage and reads a framed document verbatim. It includes the statement “Whereas Mark Mallman is totally AWESOME.” (Yes, it’s written in all caps on the official document.)
A roar of applause echoes through the room when Thursday, October 7th to Sunday, October 10th are declared Mark Mallman Days in the City of St. Paul.
“I don’t feel like I should accept this, but I will,” Mallman says humbly. “I was just gonna quit! Now I have to keep on rocking.”
Photo by Eric Hess for City Pages. See tons more fantastic photos and live updated commentary HERE.
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