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Gary Barbera and Barberacares Thank the South Philadelphia String Band for the Invite to the Legendary Mummers Parade with the Barbera Jeep Gladiator

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 10:43 AM CST, Fri, January 03,2020

WPHL-17 broadcasted the 120th Philadelphia Mummers New Year Day Parade live. Gary Barbera’s red Jeep Gladiator, the Barbera Bear and the BarberaCares "Don’t Text and Drive" solar-powered recycling kiosks were there along the parade route.

Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/03/2020 -- Congratulations to the South Philadelphia string band winner of the top honor in their division!

The band finished first out of 16 string band entrants. On New Year's Day, the South Philadelphia String Band finished first taking home the top honor in the string band division with a total score of 96.35. Quaker City came in second with 94.90 total points and Fralinger finished third with 93.10 points.

Gary Barbera and BarberaCares thank the award -winning South Philadelphia String Band especially String Band Board of Governors, Fred Vicario, for the special invite to this year's legendary Philadelphia Mummers Parade. The BarberaCares team enjoyed their exciting performance themed "Carousel". Of course, the Barbera Bear was in awe of the Big Bear Finale, who wasn't?

BarberaCares is honored to have been offered the privilege to participate with the incredible South Philly String Band and to be a part of such a time-honored well-loved Philadelphia tradition. It's always a good time for BarberaCares to encourage the Don't Text and Drive Community Initiative Safety First! Don't Text and Drive, Slow Down Phone Down. It was perfect timing too because the BarberaCares increased the number of Don't Text and Drive solar-powered recycling kiosks around City Hall and along the Mummers Parade route and re-freshened the kiosks to continue the green-up of the city of Philadelphia allowing for extra recycling and trash compactors where the masses of parade spectators are.

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About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and his BarberaCares Programs
Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and CPOV vehicles collaborating with it's own Philadelphia's Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1000 Vehicles including 300 Jeeps Cheap at one location. Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia's #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, and WV since the start while receiving Chrysler's highest accolade J D Power certification.

The Barbera Culture, rooted in the belief that Business Comes Where it is Invited and Stays where it is Well Treated. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client's most precious gift of their valuable time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.

The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values and Work Ethic. Their mother Rita Barbera known to all as "Lovely Rita" was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children inspired by their father's work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, "Hard work never hurt anyone but Aggravation sure will kill you."

Honored to be recognized with the prestigious Family Owned Business award for dual accolades; Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence. On the heels of this crowning achievement Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized alongside industry icons 6ABC, QVC, and Comcast NBCUniversal for Corporate Philanthropy as the region's most charitable givers.

BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service including broadcasting their Don't Text and Drive Campaign- Keep the Boulevard Safe message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell's Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000's of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia's finest including P.A.L, honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course 1000's of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.

Their Philly famous mascot – the Barbera Bear can be seen lending a paw and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is also known for where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90's with many, many stars in between and after. Now it's Coach Doug Pederson and he's been driving Barbera for decades! Now it's your turn. I would be remiss if I didn't ask you.... Is Barbera the Best... Boy I Guess!

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