With so many great entries into the 52nd Annual Greater Pompano Beach Boat Parade this year, it will be hard for voters to decide their favorite. Held every year in mid-December, this year the committee added a People’s Choice Award to recognize the community’s favorite boat and voting continues through January 1 at the parade’s Facebook page: PompanoBeachBoatParade or through this link: http://woobox.com/6bt8w7.
“I had a fantastic time and I want to do it again next year,” said Bob Gihon who steered ‘Of Coors Knot’ through the parade after changing plans from going to the keys to participating with visiting relatives.
Luis Colman who has a 13′ Boston Whaler and was another first timer said “I love being part of it and am already planning next year’s look. Thanks again for letting me be a part of it.”
Colman was one of close to 40 participants who oohed and aahed spectators during the parade, and everyone who watched and participated remarked on what a fabulous parade it was this year.
“We were thrilled that Dr. Brian Rask of Reel Priority encouraged us to move from spectators to participants in this year’s (parade),” said Christina Clifford of the boat Seven C’s. “My brother and sister-in-law, who are new to the area, were impressed with the community support and my brother joked that his arm got tired from waving at the spectators who lined nearly every inch of the seawall.”
“My 2 1/2 year old son couldn’t stop grinning and waving which tells me that the parade quickly became our new family-friendly holiday tradition,” Clifford continues. “We also felt that the event was well-organized and that the Coast Guard and BSO did a great job of making us feel safe and informed on the water.”
Voting is already underway online, and closes January 1. Stop by the Chamber Facebook page and vote for your favorite today. https://www.facebook.com/PompanoBeachBoatParade