"Aunt Mugs" of Ashwaubenon is 20th member of Packers FAN Hall of Fame

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Marguerite "Mugs" Bachhuber is the 20th member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame.

The 87-year-old Ashwaubenon resident accepted the honor during a ceremony at Lambeau Field Tuesday.

Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy did the honors. "Alright, now this is kind of like the Miss America, they're all winners, but we can only name one, so it's my honor and privilege to announce this year's winner as the Fan Hall of Fame, it's Marguerite 'Mugs' Bachhuber from Green Bay, Wisconsin."

Mugs' name will be on display for eternity at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

"Now it's turned into something really big in my mind. And my mother and dad would be so tickled with this, and my husband would be delirious. They're smiling down I know that," Bachhuber said.

Mugs also gets four club seats to a 2018 Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2018 Packers away game; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.

Mugs was among 10 finalists for the ultimate Green Bay Packers fan. She was chosen through a combination of fan votes, past honoree votes, and Packers committee votes.

Bachhuber has been a life-long Packers fan. She's spent most of her adult life collecting Packers treasures.

Those items are on display in a Packers shrine at Bachhuber's apartment at Woodside Manor. She watches games with her friends and leads them in singalongs.

"This is one of my favorite days of the year, just the enthusiasm that you all bring to the organization is really appreciated," Murphy said.

Mugs received support from a famous family member. "The X-Files" star Gillian Anderson urged her Twitter followers to vote for "Aunt Mugs."

"The Fall" actress tweeted "Woohoo Mugs!!!" after learning her aunt was the big winner.





 
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