I can see the Mumrise. Yes, it can be a busy summer with parades and appearances, but it’s this time of year that all things Mummers begin to increase in frequency. Among these things are rehearsals and fundraisers for the clubs and fundraisers for charity made possible by Mummers. For example, Jessica Eastwood and the 2nd Street Shooters are throwing a benefit, Angels for Diabetes, to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Stop on by the Downtowners Hall, 2nd and Snyder, Friday night, the 14th, from 8pm to midnight. I hope to get by there.
Also, all you cow chip fans, the next day, Saturday the 15th, you could win thousands of dollars by taking part in the fundraiser for the Fancy Brigade Association. There will be a cow. There will likely be something that the cow has to do and when the cow does what a cow will do, well, somebody will win big bucks. I’m talking maybe 10-thousand dollars. It’s at 4th & Shunk at the Murphy Recreation Center. They’re selling 3 by 3 squares for 20 dollars a block. The cow is let loose at 2pm. Get your block in before then. May the chip be with you.
And while we’re talking animals, on October 6th, the 3rd annual “Mums & Mutt” event takes place from Noon to 4 at Burke Playground.
You can help the Mummers Museum this Saturday, the 15th and maybe save some money on groceries. As Rocco says, there will be a huge food and new merchandise auction starting at 2pm. Watch the cow and then come on over and save some moo-la.
Woodland String Band holds its annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, September 29th. No, this is not how they won. They are great, charitable Mummers. You can be one, too, and give blood and save a life.
And, finally, on Friday nights, it’s always a party at Hog Island.
Enjoy the season.