2013 Mum Parade Winners
Flips Gymnastics earned the First Place spot for Non-Musical Groups at the 2013 Bristol Mum Parade.
Here's the official list of winners:
Award winners for the 2013 Bristol Mum Festival Parade, held Sunday, Sept. 22 in downtown Bristol, have been announced. FLOAT AWARDS Mum Festival Chairperson's Award: St. Anthony School Hometown Hero's Choice Award: Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance Mayor's Award: St. Matthew School Best Business Entry: Wojtusik Nursery and Garden Center First Place, Best Youth: Mountain View School Second Place, Best Youth: Immanuel Lutheran Church and School Third Place, Best Youth:St. Joseph School Cub Scout Pack 22 Fourth Place, Best Youth: Bristol Boys and Girls Club Best Use of Festival Theme, "It's Time to Bloom": The Dance Experience Best Live Flowers: Baggott Farms First Place, Best Community: Bristol Relay for Life Second Place, Best Community: The Salvation Army MARCHING AWARDS FOR MUSICAL AND NONMUSICAL UNITS Best Overall Award, Given in Memory of Robert Bailey: Torrington High School Band First Place, High School Band: Northwestern Regional High School Second Place, High School Band: Lewis S. Mills High School Spartan Marching Band Third Place, High School Band: Bristol Central High School Band First Place, Senior Music: Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Drum Corps First Place, Junior Music: Marquis of Granby Junior Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps First Place, Non Musical: Flips Gymnastics Center Second Place, Non Musical: Bristol Lions Club Third Place, Non Musical: Bristol Theatre Arts First Place, Dance Group: Nutmeg Performing Arts Centre Second Place, Dance Group: Dance Arts Centre 3rd Place, Dance Group: Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance First-Place Fire Department: Bristol Fire Department This year's parade marks the first time the Best Overall award is being given in memory of the late Robert Bailey, a longtime Mum Festival Parade organizer, judge and volunteer. Bailey, who died April 7, was also active with the fife and drum corps circuit for more than 50 years. His presence at the parade will be missed.