Kevin Bacon fundraises for Mummers

    Actor Kevin Bacon says he wants to do his part to make sure a Philadelphia tradition continues.

    Actor Kevin Bacon says he wants to do his part to make sure a Philadelphia tradition continues. Thursday Bacon was in town promoting a December 5th benefit concert he and his brother will hold to raise money for the annual Mummers Parade.

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    At $39.50 a pop, it’s going to take more than a few music fans to fill the Mummer’s coffers.

    Mummers Museum Executive Director Palma Lucas,

    Lucas: We need at least $300,000 to put this parade on. But you have remember this money has nothing to do with our costumes. We still have to raise money for our individual clubs. What “Save the Mummers” is about is raising the money we need to get services from the city. Like trash removal, fire, police, ambulance crews that sort of thing.

    Lucas says it’s been tough for many Mummers who have personal financial challenges, to raise money for the parade and for their elaborate costumes.

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