The parade will go on. The parades will go on. At City Hall today Mayor Michael Nutter accepted $200,000 from the new Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund and announced another $100,000 will be received. The money will cover non-police parade costs for the Mummers Parade and 9 other parades the past two years and going forward through 2012. Congressman Bob Brady and philanthropist Gerry Lenfest and others were thanked for their creation and contribution to the fund. The fund provides a stable source of dedicated revenue and the arrangement gives the community organizations a better sense of what the costs will be. Freedom in 21st Century Philadelphia is not free, but it now appears to be more affordable.
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