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Mayor Declares June 23 ‘Supernatural’ Day in Austin: Stars of the Hit Show in Attendance

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This weekend, the mayor of Austin announced that June 23 is officially a Supernatural holiday. The stars of the popular TV series Supernatural, Austin residents Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, were present for the occasion.
Supernatural is a long-running fantasy/horror show on the CW. It was recently renewed for its 14th season. Over the years, it has featured countless homages to other shows, numerous monsters, gods, ghosts, and demons, and even a Scooby-Doo crossover in its 13th season. In the upcoming months, they will be filming their 300th episode to date.

Both Ackles and Padalecki live in Austin and are involved in the community and fanbase surrounding the show. Ackles also owns a brewery in Dripping Springs. Padalecki has spent a lot of time since 2015 raising mental health awareness with t-shirt campaigns and transparency about his own mental health. Supernatural may be a show about monsters and ghosts on the surface, but its meaning is deeper than that. The fantastical setting serves as a vehicle to explore the human condition, and the fandom surrounding the show has provided a tight community for fans across the world.

Mayor Declares June 23 'Supernatural' Day in Austin

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Last Saturday, Ackles, Padalecki, crew members, and fans were present in Austin for the charity event Paws 4 AKF. Mayor Steve Adler attended and proclaimed June 23 to be a holiday for Supernatural fans. He commended Ackles and Padalecki for their involvement in the show and in their city, explaining that Austin is a place of creativity. Having two Austin citizens so actively involved in a show like Supernatural perfectly captures that Austin spirit.

Mayor Declares June 23 'Supernatural' Day in Austin

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Paws 4 AKF was organized by Supernatural fans in Austin, created to benefit the PACK fund, the charity founded by Ackles and Padalecki to benefit numerous non-profit organizations, and Austin Pets Alive! Mayor Adler used this opportunity to recognize Ackles, Padalecki, and the show they’ve worked so hard on for the past thirteen years. Since this was Paws 4 AKF’s inaugural event and the date is now an official holiday, we can expect many more Austin gatherings in the years to come in honor of Supernatural and the community surrounding it.