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There is an interesting story on Philly.com today about the role of women in the Mummers Parade designing costumes and gluing feathers. When I read the story about the “Girls of Mummer”, it reminded me of an interesting email I received about two women who will make history at the 2017 Mummers Parade. The email reads:

This year 2017 will mark the first time EVER in the History of the 117 year Mummers parade that 2 Women will be playing drums in the Parade.

The Duffy String band will have a Female Snare drummer and a Female Bass drummer. Never been done before in the History of the Parade

Updated: The two women who will be playing drums for Duffy next week in the 2017 Mummers Parade are:
Snare Drummer: Megan Flaherty
Bass Drummer: Katie Foley Anastasi.

I would like to congratulate Megan and Katie on a great accomplishment. Thank you to everyone who provided the names.

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