Mum Festival Parade marching, float award winners

Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:27
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Mum Festival Committee

BRISTOL – The Mum Festival Committee has announced the Mum Festival Parade award winners.

Mickey Goldwasser, marketing co-chair with the Bristol Mum Festival, said the Mum Festival Committee were excited to bring back the annual Bristol Mum Festival Parade after last year’s absence.

The parade route took marching units from South Street down Main Street, where a large U.S. flag hung across the road, then along Hope Street before ending in front of City Hall.

This year’s parade theme, “Honoring Heroes,” encouraged participants to highlight their thankfulness to those who served the community during covid-19. The parade’s Grand Marshal was Dr. Andrew Lim, Bristol Health’s Director, Emergency Medicine. The parade also honored the city’s Korean War Veterans as this year’s Hometown Heroes.

Goldwasser said a total of 66 parade units participated in the parade, including 14 youth, business and community groups who put together floats highlighting the parade theme.

“One thing is clear, downtown Bristol knows how to welcome a parade,” he said.

Awards were given in the following categories for floats and performances:


First Place, High School Band: Bristol Central High School

Second Place, High School Band: Terryville High School

Third Place, High School Band: Bristol Eastern High School

First Place, Senior Music: Connecticut Patriots Sr. Ancient Fife & Drum Corps

Second Place, Senior Music: The Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife & Drum Corps

First Place, Non-Musical: Bristol Eastern High School Cheerleaders

Second Place, Non-Musical: Saber Guild – Kessel Temple

First Place, Dance Group: Dance Arts Centre

Second Place, Dance Group: The Dance Project

Third Place, Dance Group: Get Up N Dance

Best Overall Award, Given in Memory of Robert Bailey: Connecticut Patriots Sr. Ancient Fife & Drum Corps


Mum Festival Chairperson’s Award: Flips Gymnastics

Hometown Heroes’ Choice Award: West Bristol School

Mayor’s Award: Hubbell School

Parade Chairperson Award, Best Use of Festival Theme (“Honoring Heroes”): Mountain View School

Best Live Flowers: West Bristol School

Best Business Entry, Given in Memory of Sheila Kelley: Flips Gymnastics

Second Place, Best Business: The Dance Experience

First Place, Best Youth: West Bristol School

Second Place, Best Youth: Bristol Girls Little League Softball

Third Place, Best Youth: Hubbell School

Fourth Place, Best Youth: Mountain View School

First Place, Best Community: Bridge Community Church

Second Place, Best Community: Environmental Learning Centers of CT: Indian Rock/Barnes Nature Center

Third Place, Best Community: Riverside Baptist Church

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:27. Updated: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:30.