The Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade
As a benefit to raise awareness and funds for food for homeless families and kids at Winter Park High School, the Winter Park Rotary Club is sponsoring the 12th Winter Boat Parade on December 14th. The parade will take place on Lake Virginia with Parade viewing areas at Dinky Dock and behind the Cornell Fine Art Museum on the Rollins Campus.
Members of the Winter Park Rotary Interact Club and the Rollins Rotaract Club will have decorating teams to work with boat owners to create great Christmas and holiday extravaganzas. Boats will be judged in categories such as Best Christmas, Best Winter Park, Best Santa, and Best Overall. There are opportunities for businesses to sponsor the event with boats decorated to promote their business in a creative holiday theme. Attendees can vote on their favorite boat by making a donation. Also, any amount will be welcome and accepted at www.winterparkrotaryclub.org.
Lakeside residents are encouraged to decorate their boathouse viewing decks for the event. Rollins College has generously opened their lakeside for the event. The boat viewing area will be on the lake side of the Cornell Museum. Food and beverages will be available starting at 5:30.
The Rotary Club of Winter Park has been sponsoring this Christmas event since 2005. “This year our club’s focus is helping feed students at local schools by providing access to healthy food,” said Don Hulslander, club president.by