Sonny Lynch started the tradition of Mummery and marched for 60 years, until he passed. His son Gideon Lynch had been parading for 40 years and is continuing the tradition. Both father and son had some first place finishes and many top ten prizes. They both participated in Easter Seals and the Columbus Day Parade. Sonny Lynch won the Mummers Hall of Fame award in 1992 and the Murray Comic Club Hall of Fame in 1999, Gideon also won this award in 2001.