Gary Barbera and the Barbera Bear Thank Back to Back Mummers Parade Champions South Philadelphia String Band for the Repeat Invitation to the Legendary Mummers Parade


Congratulations to the 2peat South Philadelphia String Band Winner of the Top Honor in their Division and Special Congratulations to their Captain Denny Palandro for winning the top spot as #1 String Band Captain.

Philadelphia, PA — (ReleaseWire) — 01/04/2022 — The Barbera Bear always enjoys a stroll especially Strolling along the Philadelphia Mummer’s Day Parade and greeting all the fans. For the 2nd time in a row, The South Philadelphia String Band invited Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and Philly’s Favorite Mascot the Barbera Bear to join them for the Mummer’s Strut down Broad Street.

The 2020 reigning Philadelphia Mummers String Band Champions did it again for 2022. The South Philadelphia String Band beat out 13 other string band entrants to once again take home the Top Honor in the String Band Division during the postponed New Year’s Mummers Parade. To add to the commemoration of a back to back Mummer’s win, Captain Denny Palandro took home the honors as top String Band Captain for 2022.

WPHL-17 Broadcast the 121st Philadelphia Mummers New Year Parade live. The Barbera Bear and the Barbera Cares Don’t Text and Drive Solar Powered Recycling Kiosks were there along the Parade Route helping to keep Philly Streets Clean.

Barbera Bear pictured with members of the South Philly Stringband before their Circus Spacetacular first place award winning performance

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About Gary Barbera, Philly’s Famous Bear™ and their Barbera Cares Programs©
Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard is enhanced by our over 3 Decades of Barbera Cares© Programs of community service and philanthropy and Philly’s famous Barbera Bear™. We are passionate about our Hometown Heroes who we feature on our Environmentally Friendly Green UP & Clean UP Solar Powered Recycling Kiosks- SRK’s. Our PSA’s focus on Distracted Driving Don’t Text and Drive Displays and Keeping the Boulevard Safe & Litter Free Collaborations, Philabundance, AACR- American Association for Cancer Research, Share Food Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Roxborough and NE Family YMCA’s. 1000’s of Book Bags, Turkeys, Food Boxes, Laptops and Winter Coats have been hand delivered to underserved neighborhoods like Strawberry Mansion. Proud Inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Adopt-A-Highway state-wide clean up initiative from the ground up and we champion Philly’s finest and our Veteran’s for their service and sacrifice. The Barbera Bear is EVERYWHERE! Representing our Barbera Brands leading parades, bringing smiles for miles on the faces of children and entertaining while contributing to our communities.

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