Alison Grohe never forgot her fifth-grade art project. It was a fabric doll covered in sequins and feathers inspired by Philadelphia Mummers’ glittering costumes.  The project was the introduction to the Philly-area tradition for Grohe and hundreds of elementary schoolers growing up in Merchantville in the 1990s.

More than a decade after she made her first doll, the Burlington County Special Services teacher is using the same art project she grew up with to introduce a new generation of students to the fanfare of the local folk tradition.

Nov. 26, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Shooting Stars Nyb

1931 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

SUGGESTED DONATIONS:  Single serve food items, granola bars, juice boxes, microwave mac ‘n’ cheese, pantry items, pasta sauce, muffin/cookie mix, powdered coffee creamer, paper towels, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toothbrushes (indiv. packaged), travel-sized toothpaste, coloring books, colored pencils, stickers, gift cards, books for children and teens, card games


WHAT: On Saturday morning, November 18th, at 8:00 a.m., Philadelphia Mummers from 36 different clubs, representing all the various divisions and brigades, will gather at the Mummers Museum for an annual Donation Drive in support of the Philadelphia Veterans House.

It will be the culmination of an intensive three week effort to collect household items, bathroom and kitchen supplies, nonperishable items, clothing, and much more to help homeless veterans others in need who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“It’s our way of saying ‘Thanks’ to those who served our country and helped protect our freedom,” says Bill Mulligan, a member of Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade.  “A lot of guys come back from serving overseas and face problems trying to readapt to civilian society. The Philadelphia Veterans House does a great job to reach out to them and help them get social, medical and other important support services.”

The donations will be loaded onto trucks at the Mummers Museum before being delivered to the Philadelphia Veterans House at 4108 Baltimore Ave. in West Philadelphia.  In addition, popular local restaurant Tollman Joe’s will again provide a holiday feast at the Comfort House to approximately 150 veterans who would have nowhere else to go on the night before Thanksgiving.

“It’s a terrific effort on the part of all the Mummers organizations and the local sponsors and a great way to honor veterans in need,” says Mulligan.




Saturday, November 18th, at 8:00 a.m.

Mummers Museum                              Philadelphia Veterans House

1100 South 2nd Street                         4108 Baltimore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19147                        Philadelphia, PA 19104




·  Mummers from 36 different clubs loading trucks with donations for Veterans

·  The colorful backdrop of the Mummers Museum as the staging area.

·  Appreciative veterans receiving the packages and enjoying a Thanksgiving meal.

The Landi Comic Club is proud to announce the start of the Joe Briglia Scholarship Fund Drive.

No donation is too small.  But any donation $25.00 or more will receive a limited edition Mummers tie tack/pin as a token of our appreciation.  

Please “Share the Love” and keep Shmo’s memory alive in the form of this scholarship.  

You can contact:

  • Chuck Tomasco at 215.285.1110 or
  • Matt Cella of the Jacks Brigade at 215.416.0145
  • Landi Comic Club store ( with a credit card

Thank You.