Celebration of the Fancy Brigades

In a year in which 50 years of Fancy Brigades will be celebrated, the Philadelphia Mummers Brigade Association followed up the exciting New Year’s Day performances with the annual Brigades Awards Banquet last night.  South Philly Vikings were honored for their 1st Prize finish(as well as 1st in the myphl17 Viewers Choice Award).  Veteran Captain Mickey Adams of the Shooting Stars was acknowledged for his outstanding Captain’s performance.  Ralph Tursi was admitted into the Hall of Fame.  Jim Julia was recognized for his tenure as Captain of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade.  It was an enjoyable and uplifting evening at Penn’s Landing Caterers.  Dignitaries there included myphl17 VP & General Manager Vince Giannini, String Band Association President John Pignotti, and Congressman Bob Brady.   To all the Fancy Brigades, Golden Crown, Jokers, Downtowners, Cahill’s, Avenuers, 2nd Street Shooters, Saturnalians, Clevemore, Satin Slipper, Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars and South Philly Vikings, thanks for the dedication, fun and future of Mummery!

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