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History
The Murray Comic Club entered the Philadelphia New Years Parade in 1936 under the title of J A Murray Club. The club was founded by Harry W. Tyler and was sponsored by the Joseph A. Murray Beer Distributor. The membership was mostly made up of multiple generations of the Tyler and Herman families. Features included many children due to the strong family tradition. Many entries that competed were dressed as dudes and wenches.


Comic Club Regulations for the 1936 Parade:
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Club Captains must have at least 12 pages.
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Each Mother Club has to have at least 100 members.
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Each Mother Club has to have 12 bands.
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No horses allowed unless they are pulling a float!


Mummers for Good

The Murray Comic Club has been instrumental in helping the community throughout their long existence.  Their members have participated, and donated their time in support of many worthy causes such as: MDA,

Easter Seals, Project Home, & St. John's Mission to name a few. Members of the club have also  been involved in many Clothing & Toy drives annually. In addition, the club annually collects food during the 

Thanksgiving food drive for Philabundence, which is then distributed throughout the city.  Murray collects donations from its members, along with others, to compile and send "care" packages to servicemen & service

women serving overseas in Afghanistan.  One of Murray's brigade captains is a board member of a foundation, "Mummers Against  Cancer".  This foundation raises money to support mummer members and their families

while fighting cancer.  

If you are interested in learning more about the mummers and their contributions to the community, you can do so by logging onto the website:

www.phillymummers.com