BurgerFest Memphis Day Proclamation
Whereas, the enjoyment of food serves as a common thread to bring citizens, residents and tourists alike within the city of Memphis together; and
Whereas, food festivals allow for those of diverse backgrounds and ages, despite their differences, to celebrate the soulfulness that makes up the great city of Memphis; and
Whereas, BurgerFest Memphis, formerly known as Best Memphis Burger Festival, devotes its annual festival to crafting burgers, and providing the best local drinks and live music for all to enjoy, BurgerFest Memphis gives Memphians and visitors alike the opportunity to bond over food - it is a festival for the people; and
Whereas, BurgerFest Memphis exists to promote local restaurants, local breweries and local musicians; they are all valued and play a vital part within the community and the revitalization of our city; and
Whereas, BurgerFest Memphis gives back to the community, with proceeds from the festival going toward the Mid-South Food Bank, an organization that focuses on eliminating hunger in the Mid-South, by providing food for families, children and seniors in the area; and
Whereas, BurgerFest Memphis remains committed to serving those within the City of Memphis, which ultimately enriches the lives of others and makes Memphis a better place for all of us.
Now, Therefore, I, Jim Strickland, Mayor of the City of Memphis, Tennessee, do herby proclaim October 27, 2018 to be BurgerFest Memphis Day in the City of Memphis, Tennessee.