PHL17 and SugarHouse Casino hosted the 2013 Viewer’s Choice Awards at SugarHouse Casino Wednesday to award the South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade and the Quaker City String Band top prizes as voted by Mummers fans. Each winning group was also awarded a $2500 dollar prize from SugarHouse Casino, to be donated in their respective names to the Mummers Museum. The top three vote getters in each Mummers category were invited to attend and the winner was announced at the gala event. The other bands and brigades included in the festivities were Fralinger String Band, South Philadelphia String Band , Saturnalian Fancy Brigade and Bill McIntyre’s Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade.
The event was hosted by voice of the Mummers and PHL17 Director of Community Affairs, Steve Highsmith. Keynote speakers included PHL17 GM Vince Giannini, SugarHouse Casino GM Wendy Hamilton and President of the Mummers Museum Rocco Gallelli.
Enjoy the photos below and tune in to Eye Opener Philly Thursday (6am-8am) for more coverage of the evening