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Saturday, January 2, 2010

HUMMERS PARADE?

Photo Courtesy Of Delaware News Journal
Hummers Parade Is Funny Take On Mummers
MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Thousands of people are expected to be on hand for the annual Hummers Parade in Middletown on New Year's Day.

Nobody knows exactly what to expect -- and that's the point.

The parade is defined by its lack of organization or planning. It begins at 1 p.m. so participants can scrounge up costumes and signs in the morning.

Motorized vehicles, public drinking, drugs and obscenity are banned. Beyond that, there are few, if any rules.

Participants often carry signs or wear costumes that satirize news events over the past year. Jack Schreppler, who calls himself "grand marshal for life," usually leads the way in a tuxedo and roller skates.

The Hummers Parade began around 1970 and is meant as a parody of the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.

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