To the Winners!

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The 2013 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade launched the new year, Philadelphia-style! Thousands of strutters celebrating the new year and writing another chapter in the history of the Mummers tradition.

2-2013-Mummers-9906-150x150A salute to the Murray Comic Club for another big win and to Murray’s winning Captain Dennis Pellegrino.

The Goodtimers Comic Club scored in the comic brigade category with Rabble Rousers NYB and their theme, “Scrapitalism.” B. Love Strutters and Jesters take 2nd and 3rd. Last year’s winners, Two Street Stompers finish a strong 4th.

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Congratulations to Jackie Bam Bam of Golden Sunrise. The Alice Cooper of Mummery takes 1st Prize for his “Black Magic” in the Handsome Costume category of the Fancies.  John Lucas builds a great suit.

2-2013-Mummers-0556-150x150Hog Island takes first prize among the Fancy Clubs.

Golden Sunrise’s Matt Glovacz with that awesome engine and box car takes 1st Prize Fancy Captain.  The Hog’s “Polynesian Volcano Dancer” with Bryanne Hornung takes 1st in the King Clown category ,“Flight of the Monarch” with Bill Chischnijak wins King Jockey, and “Guardian of the Crown” with Jesse, Tabitha and Shannon win Handsome Trim.

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Bryson wins! Congrats Pop, and a tip of the bonnet to Bryson Captain Eddie “Gootch” Bryson for winning 1st  Prize Captain in the Wench Brigade Division. Bryson NYB takes 1st Prize among the wenches for their “Fight Like A Lady” theme in beautiful pink and white. Great job, great cause, heart-felt.

JHJ Saints finish a good 2nd; George Stewart’s Pirates a strong third.

2013-01-01_17-12-13_876In the String Band Division, Fralinger overcame the fire and last year’s un-Fralinger like finish in results and came “Back From the Dead” to win 1st Prize with their haunting, zombie like theme.  However, it was close. Just 6-tenths of a point separates Fralinger and number 2 Quaker City String Band, who delivered a textbook performance that will have fans of each club debating for years. Woodland performed as Champions and finished a strong 3rd this year. South-Philadelphia-String-Band-Mummers-Parade-2013-0916-150x150

South Philadelphia comes in 4th; Ferko 5th.  Hegeman with its exquisite 1960’s London love story finishes 6th. Avalon-7th; Aqua-8th; Polish American 9th and Uptown 10th. Rounding out the field are Pennsport, Duffy, Broomall, Durning, Greater Kensington,Greater Overbrook and Trilby.  Congratulations to Felicia Kaminski and Anthony Mulzet on their engagement!

Congratulations to Fralinger Captain Thomas D’Amore for winning 1st prize Captain again. Jack Hee takes 2nd prize again. Wonderful entrance, Jack, from the elephant.  Denny Palandro takes 3rd. Great performance by Ryan Radcliffe lifts him to 4th. Charlie Roetz takes 5th, followed by Charlie Nicholas, John Baron, new Captain Nick Magenta, and Ron Iannacone who completes the top ten.

Congratulations to South Philly Vikings and to new Captain, Gerald Roccia for finishing 1st in the Fancy Brigade Finale and 1st among Captains with their performance of “RU Game.” Downtowners take 2nd and Saturnalian 3rd. Avenuers are 4th and Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars are 5th.  Bob Fitzmaurice takes 2nd in the Captain’s category; Frank DeVito ,3rd.

Enjoy the moment!

The 2013 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade “Order of Enjoyment”

Margie Medeiros 2012

The most wonderful time of the year continues with the 2013 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.  Some 10,000 Mummers will strut. They will be spread across 5 major divisions and about 40 “mother” clubs.  Below is the Order of March, or as I say, the Order of Enjoyment.

Comic Division

  1. Dennis Pellegrino 2012 2
  2. Landi  Captain Lorraine Cross    Lorraine is doing “Does Anyone Have Some Mustard?”

2. Murray* Captain Dennis Pellegrino   Dennis is doing “Land of the Free, Because of the Brave”

3. Goodtimers Captain Angelo Molinaro   Angelo is doing “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mummer”

Wench Brigade Division

  1. 2012-12-23_16-57-02_586(1)Bryson “Fight Like A Girl”  Captain Eddie “Gootch” Bryson
  2. Riverfront “Mummers Can-Can for 25 More” Captain Tom Kelhower
  3. Pirates “Pirate Wrecking Crew 2013” Captain George Stewart
  4. Oregon “Struttin on the Moon” Captain Jim Paley
  5. O’Malley* “Jammin’ Up Broad” Captain Ed Smith
  6. Saints “American Made Wenches” Captain Mike McQuilkin
  7. Cara Liom “The Night of the Strutting Dead” Captain Bill Conway
  8. Froggy Carr “Fifty Shades of Green” Captain Joe Renzi

Fancy Division

Golden Sunrise 2012

1.Hog Island*  Captain Kenny Medeiros**

Kenny is doing “Flying Down to Rio.”

2.Golden Sunrise Captain Matt Glovacz

             Matt is doing “Hobo Express.”

String Band Division

  1. Woodland ClubHouse Sign 2012Greater Overbrook “Headin’ For The Hills” Captain Bill Razzano
  2. Durning “What’s Hop-pening” Captain Joseph Pomante
  3. Trilby “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Mum” Captain Joseph Kaminski
  4. Peter A. Broomall “Just What The Doctor Ordered” Captain Peter J.  Broomall, Sr.
  5. South Philadelphia “Barnyard Moosical” Captain Denny Palandro
  6. Hegeman “Just Imagine…” Captain John Baron
  7. Woodland* “A Knight You Won’t Forget” Captain Tom Robison
  8. Aqua “Bummin’ & Mummin’ on Broadway” Captain Ron Iannacone
  9. Uptown “Keystone Kops and Kapers” Captain Ryan Radcliffe
  10. Polish American “A RIO Good Time” Captain Nick Magenta
  11. Avalon “Big Top on Broad” Captain Jack Hee
  12. Ferko  “Ferko’s Bringin’ Back Those Minstrel Days” Captain Anthony Celenza
  13. Greater Kensington “G.K. Rides Again” Captain Mike Kavchok
  14. Quaker City “Pow Wow” Captain Charlie Roetz
  15. Pennsport “Mummies in DeNile” Captain Charlie Nicholas
  16. Duffy “Duffy Takes The Cake” Captain Ted Kudrick
  17. Fralinger “Back From The Dead” Captain Thomas D’Amore

 Fancy Brigade Finale (inside PA Convention Center)

  1. Golden Crown  “Apocalypse: Activate Thunderdome” Captain Rob Runowski
  2. Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars “Super Heroes! Super Villains! Super Thrills!” Capt. Michael Adams
  3. Jokers  “Midnight Masquerade” Captain John Lynch Jr.
  4. Satin Slipper “Cyborgs” – Rise of the Machine Captain Tom “Terk” Gindville
  5. Downtowners  “The Planets….Gods of the Sun” Captain Frank DeVito
  6. Saturnalian  “The Mayan Prophecy: Mystery of the Crystal Skulls” Captain Jack Hatty
  7. South Philly Vikings*  “R U Game” Captain Gerald Roccia
  8. 2nd Street Shooters “Vikings: Legend of the Dragon Claws” Captain Dave Brutnitsky
  9. Clevemore “Alien Rising…Battle for the power of the Frozen Planet” Captain Ralph Tursi
  10. Avenuers “Gathering of Nations: Spirit of the Eagle” Captain Bob Fitzmaurice

*Signifies 2012 division champion

**City of Phila had reported different order