Parade winners announced


The following press release was issued this evening about the winners of Sunday’s Mum Festival parade…

Mum Parade winners listed


BRISTOL — The winners of float and marching awards from Sunday’s Bristol Mum Festival Parade have been announced.




Mum Festival Chairmen’s Award: Bikers’ Edge

Best Business Entry: Wojtusik Nursery and Garden Center

Mayor’s Award: Edgewood School

First Place, Best Youth: St. Anthony School

Second Place, Best Youth: Edgewood School

Third Place, Best Youth:                Ivy Drive School

Fourth Place, Best Youth: St. Joseph School Pack 22

Best Use of Theme: Edgewood School

First Place, Best Community: American Legion Post 2

Second Place, Best Community: Elks Club

Best Live Flowers: Mountain View School

Parade Marshal/Hometown Hero’s Choice Award: Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

Best Overall: Countryside Manor



First Place, High School Band: Torrington High School Band

Second Place, High School Band: Lewis S. Mills High School Spartan Marching Band

Third Place, High School Band: Portland High School Band

First Place, Senior Music: Connecticut Patriots Drum Corps

First Place, Junior Music: Marquis of Granby Junior Fyfe and Drum Corps

First Place, Non Musical: World War II Veterans

Second Place, Non Musical: Cub Scout Pack 432 from Ivy Drive School

Third Place, Non Musical: Stafford School Girl Scouts

First Place, Dance Group: Nutmeg Performing Arts Centre

Second Place, Dance Group: Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance

First-Place Fire Department: Bristol Fire Department


Local viewers who didn’t catch the parade live — or who just want to watch it all over again — have several opportunities to do so from the comfort of their homes. Nutmeg TV will air the 2012 parade on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 at 7p.m. and Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 95 in the towns of Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville.


On Sept. 29, Oct. 5, and Oct. 15, while the parade is airing on TV at 7 p.m., people outside of those towns can view the parade via the Internet by logging on to Click on “Streaming Live” and select “Education” and click on the center of the black screen to view the simulcast of the TV program. AT&T Uverse subscribers statewide will be able to view the parade by selecting “Channel 99,” then “Education,” then “Bristol.” Finally, the parade will also be available on demand from Choose “Program Schedule/Video On Demand,” then search for “2012 Bristol Mum Parade” and hit “go.”


For more information about the festival, or to see thousands of photos from the parade as well as from this year’s complete weekend of Mum Festival festivities, visit