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Our 20th Year was a huge success!

 

Veterans Boat Parade

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Order your Veterans Boat Parade shirts

Parade Logo shirt or Commemorative 20th Anniversary shirt available. Last Chance.
See “Order Shirts” button above. Orders must be received by Sunday 11/27.

Please join us at our Awards and Donations Presentation

Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00pm to 5:00 pm
Madeira Beach Recreation Center
Boca View Hall
200 Rex Place
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

This event is open to the public, but you must RSVP by Wednesday, November 30.  See “RSVP” button above

Join us as we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Veterans Boat Parade and present the engraved awards to skippers who won Place Prizes in two size categories as well as the Honorable Mention awards. Enjoy a slideshow of parade photos

We will be announcing the winner of the Madeira Beach People’s Choice Award that was voted on by the spectators at ROC Park, John’s Pass, American Legion 273, and Elks Lodge 1912.

The Backyard Party Contest winner will be announced and presented with the prize of a Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill, and of course bragging rights.

Presentation of donations to local Pinellas County Veteran Organizations. Please join us in celebrating these organizations!

Silent and Live Auction items will be up for bidding. Items to include a 3 day, 2 night stay at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Gift cards from local restaurants (The Hut, PJ’s, Mugs, Village Inn, Brown Boxer, Hooters) Target gift card, Eagle Parasail, Hubbard’s Fishing and Dolphin watch trips, Lori’s Soaps, The Massage Spa, Sangria from the Florida Winery and more.

Hors d’oeuvres by Daiquiri Shack, craft beer by Big Storm Brewery.

Veterans Boat Parade

ACTIVITIES

ROC ParkROC Park

300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

  • Dozens of  decorated vessels will travel the channel next to City Hall and ROC Park
  • Each registered vessel will be announced as they pass this location
  • Madeira Beach Peoples Choice Award voting location – the people get to pick their favorite boat!
  • Static display of military vehicles courtesy of Chris Reese, Reese Automotive along with teh Madeira Beach Fire Truck, PCSO Swat vehicle, and Sunstar EMS Ambulance
  • Target will have a Family Friendly tent with face painting for the kids
  • Cross Bridge Church will have a table to write Thank You cards to veterans.
  • Several military organizations will have displays – USO; American Legion; Honor Flight; Heaven on Earth for Veterans; Team Red, White, and Blue; and more
  • USO will have games for kids
  • Food truck provided by Caprese Catering
  • Craft Beer provided by Big Storm Brewery
  • Raffle tickets available for a 3-Day, 2-Night stay at Madeira Beach Marriott – $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
  • Raffle Tickets available for a New 2015 Wolf RX50 Scooter – $10 per raffle entry, only 300 tickets to be sold
  • Raffle Tickets available for a New Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill – $10 per raffle entry, only 300 tickets to be sold

 

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Johns Pass

John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

  • Dozens of  decorated vessels will travel the channel
  • Each registered vessel will be announced as they pass this location
  • Madeira Beach Peoples Choice Award voting location – the people get to pick their favorite boat!
  • Static display of a ’57 Dodge Weapons Carrier courtesy of Chris Reese, Reese Automotive
  • Raffle tickets available for a 3-Day, 2-Night stay at Madeira Beach Marriott – $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
  • Raffle Tickets available for a New 2015 Wolf RX50 Scooter – $10 per raffle entry, only 300 tickets to be sold
  • Raffle Tickets available for a New Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill – $10 per raffle entry, only 300 tickets to be sold

American Legion

American Legion 273

600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

  • Open to the Public
  • Opening Ceremonies on the main dock starting at 10:00
  • Madeira Beach Peoples Choice Award voting location – the people get to pick their favorite boat!
  • Raffle tickets available for a 3-Day, 2-Night stay at Madeira Beach Marriott – $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
  • Raffle Tickets available for a New Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill – $10 per raffle entry, only 300 tickets to be sold

Elks Lodge

Elks Lodge 1912

14111 E. Parsley Drive, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

  • Open to the Public
  • Madeira Beach Peoples Choice Award voting location – the people get to pick their favorite boat!

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Backyard Party Contest!

  • Open to all backyards along parade route
    • Must be along existing parade route, Madeira Beach and Treasure Island
    • Must prominently display poster board size sign in backyard with First Name, Address, and Phone Number 
  • Best Decorated / Most Spirited backyard will win a Kamodo Joe Ceramic Grill values at $999 courtesy of Pinch-A-Penny Pools St Pete/Tyrone
  • Skippers and Parade Vessels will vote on the best backyard!
  • Winner to be announced at the Awards and Donations Presentation 12/3, participants are invited

 

Veteran Organization Best Boat Contest

All veteran organizations are invited to participate in the parade.

The veteran organizations will be competing against each other for a $300 donation to their favorite veteran charity.

 

Honoring All The Service Branches

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Where

Opening ceremonies are on the main dock of the American Legion just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway in Madeira Beach. The parade will proceed north to the canal of Reddington Drive then turn south to Treasure Island. The proposed route will take us into the canal of the new Madeira Beach City Hall, Boca Ciega Bay, John’s Pass, and the large canal of Capri Isles and Isle of Palms.

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