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Mum Festival losing funding, volunteers over the years

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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

The annual Mum Festival has attracted thousands of families from around Bristol over the years, and is a popular and exciting tradition in the city.

However, after some funding issues and lack of volunteers, the event could soon come to an end.

On Sunday, children and adults lined the streets of Memorial Boulevard for the annual parade.

“I went with my niece and nephew and my nephew was in the parade," said Brittany Nadeau, who was part of the crowd on Sunday. “I've gone every year since I was a child so it’s a big tradition with my family.”

Over the years, the Mum Festival Committee said it has lost funding from quite a few businesses in town and don’t have the number of volunteers like it used to.

Organizers said they don’t know what will happen right now, but the hope is to regroup within the next few weeks.

The group is currently trying to work with local organizations to keep it going.

While many people don’t want the parade and festivities to end, it might be a big possibility.

"It's kind of sad that they may not do it but if it's there's not enough funding it's understandable but I wish they would be able to continue with it," Nadeau said. 

To volunteer or donate, visit the committee’s website here.

They are also on Facebook, which can be found here.

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