Marching bands, dance groups, fire trucks and horses are just a few things spectators will see in the streets of South Williamsport at the 66th annual Mummers Day Parade starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The two-mile parade route begins at West Central Avenue at 2 p.m., continuing onto Clark Street, then east up Southern Avenue ending at the intersection with Howard Street at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Sharon Shutt, parade coordinator, said there are 12 divisions in the parade with more than 150 entries, including around 30 first-time entries.
"There are businesses and different ones that come in every year," Shutt said. "And sometimes they really do a unique job with decorating their car or float."
A few of the new entries into this year's parade include, Spook Haven Haunted Attraction, Katie Benson School of Dance, Empire Beauty School and Heller's Gas breast cancer awareness pink truck, Shutt said.
There are a few specific floats and organizations that parade regulars look forward to seeing each year.
FORMS - W. CENTRAL AVE. BETWEEN MARKET and HOWARD STREETS
South Williamsport Police Dept.
D.A.R.E. Police Unit
Lycoming County Sheriff's Office - Mark K. Lusk
Mummers' Parade Banner - Aurora and Jayda Beagle and Nate Lyons
South Williamsport Area High School Band
Chief Marshal - Pat Schramm - Driven by Diane Miller
South Williamsport Mayor & Wife - Dave and Christine Lechniak - Driven by Jane Kline
South Williamsport Boro Council
Antique Truck - John Beattie
South Williamsport Lion's Club
S.W.A.H.S. Mummers' Queen - Samantha Reasner and Court - Madilynn Amron and Tiffany Hauke
So. Williamsport Youth Cheerleaders
So. Williamsport Youth Football
Marshals - Diane Miller and Barb Weaver
FORMS - E. CENTRAL AVE. BETWEEN MARKET and HASTINGS STREETS
Division Car - Barb Weaver
Williamsport Area High School Marching Band
Williamsport Area High School Cheerleaders
Woodlands Bank - Las Vegas - Don't Gamble with Your Money
Williamsport Young Marines
Ma and Pa Kettle
Whistle Stop Train Show
Spook Haven Haunted Attraction
S.O.L. 40-8 Club - Fun Roads to Freedom - Halloween
Independent Fire Co. No. 1 - South Williamsport
Citizens Fire Co. No. 2 - South Williamsport
First Ward Fire Co. - South Williamsport
Marshals - Wayne Paul and Sherry Heikes
FORMS - E. CENTRAL AVENUE BETWEEN HASTINGS and MAIN STREETS
Division Car - Hank Green (President Mummers' Assoc.) and Janet Green
Montoursville High School Marching Band
Bimbo Stroehmann Bakeries
Goof Troupe Clowns - Halloween Fun
1923 Model T Ford - John Thomas
1929 American LaFrance Antique Firetruck - Ed Frey
Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church - Living Nativity
Sit Happens Inc.
Susquehanna Valley Starlytes - All Star Cheerleaders
Marshals - Hank and Janet Green, Melanie Shutt, Emily and Marcella Green
FORMS - MAIN STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and E. MOUNTAIN AVENUES
Division Car - Dave Green
Williamson High School Marching Warriors
Stetts Signs - Bucket Truck
Jersey Shore Town Meeting
Cub Scout Pack 41 - " Campfire Sing-Along "
The Friends of Paw Park Paw Park Possee
1948 John Deere Model A Tractor - Mark Marzzacco
Steve Shope - County Commissioner
Melissa Augustine Dance Academy - International Dance
DuBoistown Fire Co. - Brush 8 - Engine 8
Marshals - Dave Green and Todd McCoy
FORMS - MAIN STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and SOUTHERN AVENUES
Division Car - Lori Houseknecht
Montgomery Area Marching Band
The Cellblock - Firetruck
1951 Farmall Classic Tractor Super C - Barb Steppe
1953 Farmall Classic Tractor Super M - Brock Steppe
1951 Farmall Classic Tractor Model Cub - Carl Steppe
1964 Farmall Classic Tractor Model 404 - Dave Steppe
1948 Farmall Classic Tractor Model C - Tom Spearing
1952 Farmall Classic Tractor Model Super C - Don Steppe
Jerry "The Fix it Guy" - Scary Repairs
Phillips Fancy Footwork
Jersey Shore State Bank - Fall
VFW 7863 - Patriotic
Swingin Saggin Seniors - Victoria's Ageless Angels
Mantells - Band
Old Lycoming Twp. Vol. Fire Co. - Big Dog - Snuffy
Marshals - Lori and Stephen Houseknecht
FORMS - E. CENTRAL AVE., EAST OF MAIN STREET
Division Car - Princess Karen and Ruthie
Muncy Marching Band
Farmer Family and Friends - Alien Nation
Hellers Gas Inc. - Breast Cancer Awareness - Randy Sayman
Loyalsock Cheerleaders - Squad C
Treasure Castle Playland - Indoor Playground
Alpha XI Delta - Lycoming College - Monster Mash Baseball Bash - Benefit Autism Speaks
United Commercial Travelers
The Katie Benson School of Dance - Halloween
Nisbet Vol. Fire Co. - Tanker - Rescue
Marshal - Charlie Smith
FORMS - CENTRAL AVE., EAST OF THE 300 BLOCK
Division Car - Ken Ecker
Zafar Grotto String Band
Williamsport Christian School - School Bus
TT's Family Fun with Elmo - SpongeBob - Mickey and Minnie
Lycoming Co. SPCA
Fairlawn Community Church "Kidz Club"
Pepsi Bottling Group
So. Williamsport AYSO Region 578 - Soccer
Lewis Family - Train
Kressly's Paint and Wallpaper
Nippenose Valley Vol. Fire Co. - Engine 6 - Rescue 6
Marshal - Steve Baker
FORMS - E. CENTRAL AVE., EAST OF SO. FLEMING ST.
Division Car - Jeff Pauling
Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pa.
1942 GMC 21/2ton Military WW II Truck - Marv Cooper
1944 M-10 Ammunition Trailer - Marv Cooper
St. John's UMC - Fishers of Men
Muncy Bank & Trust Co. "HUNTING" for a New Bank? We "AIM" to Please!
Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens - Roller Derby
Probst Family - Zombie Island
Studio of the Performing Arts - Super Heroes
Hepburn Twp. Vol. Fire Co.
Loyalsock Vol. Fire Co. - Rescue 18 - Mobile Air - Special Unit 18
Marshals - Jessica Redman and Jeff Pauling
FORMS - SO.FLEMING STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and E. MOUNTAIN AVENUES
Division Car - Kevin Snyder
Clinton Lycoming Young Marines
Antique 21/2ton Army Truck - Bill English
Life is Beautiful Project - Halloween
Aarons Sales and Leasing
Shiloh Baptist Church - Dream Girls Club - "Harvest"
Weichert Realtors Premier - The American Dream
Cub Scouts - Pack 14 - Outdoor Camping
Central Mountain Varsity Football Cheerleaders
Pa. Brown Swiss Princess - Christine Katzmaier
Lycoming Nursery School - Farm
1970 Camaro - Jamie Sauers
Lift Inc. - For Whatever Your Lifting Needs Maybe
Tiadaghton Forest Fire Fighters - Smokey Bear
Marshals - Kevin Snyder and Ken Ecker
FORMS - SO. CHARLES STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and E. MOUNTAIN AVENUES
Division Car - Steve Carl and Peggy Sue - Antique Car
Loyalsock Brownie Daisy Troop - "Don't get left in the Dark"
1952 A John Deere Tractor - James Bates
Decorated Vehicle - Lucy Knepp
American Postal Workers Union
Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation - "Let Freedom Ring"
Lycoming Co. Pomanna Grange - "One Nation under God"
The Grange Train
Clear Channel - Three Vehicles
Country Pride Belgians and Covered Wagon - Halloween
Trout Run Vol. Fire Co. - Engine 16 - Utility 16 - ATV 16
Marshal - Steve Carl
FORMS - NO. FLEMING STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and E. SOUTHERN AVENUES
Division Car - Joe Pulizzi III
Commonwealth Connections Academy - "Mobile Science Lab"
Empire Beauty School
1983 Buick Eagle Hearse
Keystone Cruisers - Antique Cars
Echo Flooring Gallery - Fall Flooring - Mascots
Klassy Kids Kollection
Kriger Fence Co.
Disc Master Digital DJ - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Back in the Saddle Horse Adoption Inc.
STA of Pennsylvania - School Bus Safety - Halloween
Susquehannocks 4x4 Wheelers - Holloween
Clark Trucking LLC - Family Owned
Pine Creek Independent Vol. Fire Co. - Brush 33
Marshals - Joe and Paula Pulizzi
FORMS - NO. CHARLES STREET BETWEEN E. CENTRAL and E. SOUTHERN AVENUES
Division Car - Nancy Pepperman
Dalton Family & Friends - Wizard of Oz
Ghosts Under Investigation - Haunted - Sponsored by Staimans Recycling
Easy Riders Horse Group
Precision Drilling - Cemetery
Dirty Devils ATV Club - 4 Wheelers
Oberjoch Kennels - Edward Scissor Hands Dog Grooming
Protective Services Inc.
Horse Group and Wagon - Desirae Flook
Roan's Mayflower Moving Inc. - 1959 John Deere 630 Tractor - Driven by Andrew Roan
1951 International Farmall Super C Tractor - Jim Rogers
Horsepower Harley Davidson - Street Rod
Infinity Oilfield Services - Bobtail and Flatbed
Interstate Truck Center - Rollback
Marshals - Nancy Pepperman and Sherry Hauke
2011 STREET MARSHALS
Main St. and E. Mountain Ave. - Keith Savage
Fleming St. and E. Mountain Ave. - Skip Krietz
Main St. and Central Ave. - George Hurney
Collecting Day of the Parade - Nancy Dortman with the So. Williamsport varsity football team
"Everybody always looks forward to the Swingin' Saggin' Seniors, they are hilarious," Shutt said. "Every year people wait to see what they are going to do. This year their theme is Victoria's Ageless Angels."
A few regulars, including Frito-Lay, Pepsi Bottling Group and Bimbo Stroehmann Bakeries, will hand out food and beverages to spectators along the parade route.
The parade also will feature six high school marching bands as well as two other bands, the Mantells and the Zafar Grotto string band.
"Everything in the parade is judged in a different category," Shutt said. "Dance, adult marching, junior marching, cheerleaders, fire companies, animals ... everyone gets judged, first second and third in each category."
Every year Division 3 features the individual mummers, as area residents who are not already represented in the parade, arrive the day of the parade and compete for costume prizes as they walk the route.
Shutt encourages anyone interested in being an individual mummer to gather on Central Avenue between Hastings and Main streets around 1 p.m. to join the parade.
The individual mummers' costumes will be judged on ugliest, prettiest, scariest and most unique, with each category receiving a first, second and third place prize.
Shutt said there is no cost to enter into the parade and hopes to see a good number of people register as individual mummers and participate in this year's parade.
An estimated 20,000 people lined the streets last year to view the parade, and with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s forecast by the National Weather Service, Shutt said she expects around the same number of attendees for this year.
The parade costs more than $10,000, according to Shutt, and this year the South Williamsport Varsity football team will be collecting donations as they walk the parade route, wearing their football jerseys and orange pins.
Rain dates are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday.