Champion’s Night to Remember

The members of the Woodland String Band gathered last night at Nicole Renee Occasions in South Philadelphia to celebrate their victory on New Year’s Day.  It was a night of genuine celebration at the Championship gala.  The family that is Woodland was joined by well-wishers from other bands and included Mummers Association President and former Quaker City Captain, the legendary Bob Shannon, Jr.  The highlight of the evening was the arrival and brief address by Frank “Auggie” Roberts.  Auggie’s struggles and his ongoing contribution to the pride, spirit and accomplishments of Woodland hit the night out of the ball park.  (I know a team that could use him right now, but Woodland has him and he’s not up for trade.  )  Congratulations to President Tom Loomis, Captain Tom Robison, heart and soul Dave Anderson, Jr., and all the Kings of Broad Street 2012, Woodland String Band.

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