Printed Trophies For This Year's Mermaid Parade! What the?
|Image courtesy of The Great Fredini|
This past Saturday, June 23rd 2012, Coney Island USA's big annual cultural arts event celebrated it's 30th year of the Mermaid Parade. This year the organization wanted to improve on the various trophies handed out to its winning marches, so they decided to pretty much printed them out. That's right, just...printed them out. However, not on regular paper or even on ultra high quality paper.
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