The Fralinger Story

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Congratulations to Fralinger String Band on its 100th anniversary. The story can be seen tonight at 11 on PHL17 on “The Philadelphia Mummers.”  The celebration began Dec. 18th, the date of the band’s founding in South Philadelphia.

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Soup Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Tursi of the South Philly Vikings and Tommy Knight for her Beef with Pastina soup, the winner of the 3rd annual Golden Ladle Soup contest at the Mummers Museum. 2nd goes to the Jokers Maryland Crab and 3rd prize goes to Froggy Carr and its Tortellini Soup.

Soup!

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Packed house as the 3rd annual Golden Ladle Soup contest is underway at the Mummers Museum. Delicious entries. Also this morning attended the Mummers Mass at Sacred Heart, honoring veterans and the late Monsignor George Tomichek. Also visited with Duffy rehearsing at TipTop playground. Lots happening today!

Parade On

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Wendy Hamilton, Mayor Nutter and other dignitaries and MUMMERS officially announce to the public plans for the fireworks New Year’s Eve and the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day. New parade route, more interaction. Strutting begins at 10 a.m. at 15th and Market. Coverage begins at 8.

And the Winner is…

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Tommy “Otis” Petronis of Froggy Carr
wins the 1st Annual World Championship of Wenches!

Best Wench Competition

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If ever if ever a wench there was it is where I am right now. Judging along with 6 others the First Annual World Champion of Wenches in South Philadelphia. 10 entrants in costume, strut and the much awaited question and answer competition. Thanks to the  Wench Brigade Association and Local 98 for sponsoring. What a great way to get ready for New Year’s Day.

Santa Mum

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Santa Claus is visiting the kids at the
at the Mummers Museum this hour. Wonderful moment for children each year in South Philadelphia.