Friday, January 1, 2010

Mummers Parade is a Go

(file photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Posted: Friday, 01 January 2010 6:26AM

Mummers Parade is a Go

by KYW's Jim Melwert

It's on! The Mummers will march down Broad Street on New Year's Day.

A meeting was held at 4am on Friday morning, and city parade director Leo Dignam says it's on as scheduled:

"We were holding our breath, but we caught it right in the middle, it's going to be windy on Saturday and Sunday and cold. And obviously it rained all day on Thursday so, we caught a break."

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So the 110th annual Mummers parade was to get underway at 10am with the comics division stepping off at Broad Street and Washington Avenue.

The Fancy Division starts at 10:30am at Broad and Moore Streets.

Then the string bands go at 11am from Broad and Oregon.

Comics, fancies and sting bands are all judged at City Hall, and the Fancy Brigades will be judged at their two shows at the Convention Center, those shows at noon and 5pm.

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