There will be a party and captains meeting on Friday, Dec.17t, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ragged Ass Saloon. Special prices for drinks and food will be available for all attendees. All captains should attend since each boat captain will be given an identification number to hold up for the judges and chili tickets for the awards ceremony Saturday evening at the Waterfront, along with other important information.
Boats will be lined up at Woody’s starting at 4 p.m. and leave by their identification number starting with number one.
For viewing purposes, the boat parade starts at 6 p.m. from Woody’s and the Monroe Canal Marina, south along Monroe canal to the end and then two right turns into the Cherry Estates main canal, north to the wide canal between Royal Palm Drive and York Drive. The parade will then turn around and back track past the entrance to Monroe canal out into San Carlos Bay. The Parade will continue by turning north into the Henley Canal passing the Waterfront Restaurant where boats will gather for a short time to display their lights and ID numbers for the judges. Boats may dock at the Waterfront for the awards ceremony or return to Home Port.
After the parade all captains and crew are invited to the awards ceremony at the Waterfront Restaurant for free chili. In addition, the Waterfront will be offering happy Hour prices for drinks, $.45 shrimp and wings, and $7 for a dozen oysters for all attendees.
For additional information call Captain Frank Donaldson at 560 0128 or Bill Fuller at 989 9365. Visit our web site “stjamescityboatclub.com” to learn more about the St. James City boat Club.
Waterfront Restaurant, Woody’s Waterside, The Ragged Ass Saloon, Monroe Canal Marina, York Road Marina, Bob and Annie’s Boat Yard, Max Marine Insurance, The American Legion, Paradise Vending, St. James City Auto, Marine Upholstery and Canvas by Helene, Little Lilly’s Island Deli, Skeeterland Band, Dominos Pizza and the Low Key Tiki as an honorary sponsor.
A decorated boat from a previous Lighted Boat Parade.