Longport Residents Enjoy a Fun-filled Night with the Mummers

Mummers string band performed inside of Longport’s commission chambers for inhabitants of all ages.


LONGPORT – The Mummers visited Longport Saturday evening for an night of new music, laughter and loads of dance moves.

The Longport Historic Modern society hosted the event in an effort and hard work to carry summer time citizens and whole-time citizens together.

“We considered to deliver the Mummers to Longport mainly because of our closeness to Philadelphia and so lots of Philadelphians who occur for summer time in Longport,” said Ellen Cohen, vice president of the Longport Historical Society. “Everybody is aware and loves the Mummers.”

Irene and Bob Morris recently moved to Longport from Philadelphia for the summer.

“When you are a Philly woman, the Mummers are in your blood,” Morris explained. “Anytime we know they are participating in, we generally go.”

Associates of the string band cracking jokes and getting prepared to execute.

The Mummers string band performed classics from “You Are My Sunshine” to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The saxophone, banjo and accordion have been some of the numerous instruments the audience liked. People could not get more than enough of the Mummers’ jokes and elaborate costumes, some of the numerous unique emblems of the timeless performers.

“You just just can’t help but have entertaining,” said Lee Karlock, president of the Longport Historical Society, though dancing to the songs.

Very last night time was not the first time the Mummers journeyed to Longport from Philadelphia. The Longport Historical Culture hosted the string band in 2019, with a objective to make it an once-a-year party.

The 2020 concert was cancelled because of to COVID-19, when final night’s rain almost disrupted the outside live performance once yet again. Scott Porter, Longport’s municipal administrator, rapidly arranged for the exhibit to get area within the fee chambers.

Citizens tailored and did not let the improve of programs cease their enjoyment.

Mummer interacting with the audience mid-performance.

“I was going for walks all over and noticed the indicator for the live performance outside the house,” said resident Susan Cicione, who determined to join the entertaining. “I think it is wonderful that the community is doing some thing like this.”

Longport people brought their grandchildren to encounter the Mummers for the first time, although extensive-time admirers relished every moment.

“The intention is just to carry the town together,” Cohen said. “That was generally the aim of the historical modern society-to keep and existing the background, to go on the record and to bring men and women with each other.”

Karlock, who was dancing the full evening, could not agree extra about delivering an prospect to enable the city to occur as one.

“It’s an outdated Longport tradition,” Karlock reported.


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