This month’s Stereotype Sundays will feature two themes instead of one. And this week’s theme will be “Welcoming Home our Hibernating Friends.”
In a joint statement issued this morning, the 2017 Archons and the Department of Well-Being and Safety (DWBS), announced the theme:
“As the official end of hibernation falls on a Sunday this year, we have made the decision to dedicate this week’s Stereotype Sunday to welcoming back and celebrating The Park’s hibernating community. We look forward to seeing you at this joyful event.”
The statement went on to encourage the participation of all Park citizens in this the “opportunity to educate ourselves about hibernation and estivation.”
On hand for the celebration will be actress Millicent Hayberry, star of the one-Chipmunk play and film, Mixed Nuts, who has written extensively about the importance of hibernation and Groundhog Day.
An Early Riser herself, Hayberry will be joined by other Early Risers to discuss hibernation in general as well as their decision to rise on Groundhog Day rather than on the official date of February 19. According to the Department of Statistics and Records, Early Risers constitute approximately eight percent of The Park’s hibernating community.
To kick off the celebration, Belles and Whistles will perform what they call an “anti-lullaby” which will be followed by a set by The Canary Cousins. Other Park musicians have signed on, but the DWBS has confirmed that no loud music will be played during the celebration. Food will be available throughout the day, supplied by The Compost Heap, The Battering Ram Café, The Pound Gastropub, and Florette’s Fine Edibles, among others.
All attendees at the event will be given a free copy of “The Definitive Guide to Welcoming Back Our Hibernating Friends,” which was published last year and funded in part by the Department of Well-Being and Safety.