The Winners of the Viewers’ Choice Awards!

It’s the people poll and the people have now spoken. The viewers of the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade have chosen the best String Band and best Fancy Brigade performing on New Year’s Day, 2015.

STRING BAND!

QuakerCity2mummers-photo-2015-25The big junkyard dog should get an extra treat tonight. The number 1 String Band is Quaker City String Band with its theme “One Man’s Trash is This Band’s Treasure.”

Congratulations to club President Harry Brown, Jr. and to Captain Jimmy Good. QuakerCitymummers-photo-2015-32

Quaker’s excellent music, busy scrap yard, great performance by Captain Good, interesting mirror effect, and of course, the big hug of Scraps the dog at the end, wowed the audience.

Polish American String Band came in second in the Viewers’ Choice voting.   Fralinger String Band, which won the official judging on New Year’s Day, finished in the top five in the poll.

FANCY BRIGADE!

shooting-stars-fancy-brigade-2015-mummers-parade-photos-0987The number 1 Fancy Brigade in the Viewers’ Choice poll: Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars and its theme, “The Mysterious Island” shooting-stars-fancy-brigade-2015-mummers-parade-photos-1047with its big green spider, plant people, amazing full but fluid costumes, well executed choreography and a big scary bird finished first in the poll.

The Stars finished 2nd in the official judging on New Year’s Day, but first in the eyes of the viewers.  Congratulations to Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars Captain Michael Adams and President Brian Smith.

South Philly Vikings, which took first in the official judging, finishes 2nd in the VC poll.

SugarHouse Casino General Manager Wendy Hamilton and PHL17 Senior Vice-President and GM Vince Giannini tonight at the casino in Fishtown announced the results of the voting which involved many thousands of votes cast.

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