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December 12, 2008 - JIM BELUSHI - Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Grand Marshall - 2008

What: Jim Belushi is welcomed by fans, dignitaries from Broward County and the City of Ft Lauderdale

Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

When: Friday, December 12, 2008

Host(s): Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

President(s): Lisa Scott-Founds

Staff: Dawn Read & Kathy Keleher

Gala Production: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Attendance: 200+

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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE 2008


Reception @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to Honor 2008 Winterfest Boat Parade Grand Marshal Jim Belushi

Jim Belushi was introduced as the 2008 Winterfest Boat Parade's Grand Marshal at a reception held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Welcoming Jim as the Grand Marshall with a Key to the City of Ft. Lauderdale was Mayor Naugle, A key to Broward County by Mayor Stacy Ritter  an official Seminole Hard Rock guitar presented by Max Osceola, memoriabelia from NOVA University presented by Dave Dawson, and other gifts from sponsors including cufflinks from Edify and a special Brick from Riverwalk Inc, for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the staging area of the Parade. 

Coast Guard Heroes of the ALASKA RANGER Rescue, AST2 O'Brien Hollow, his 10 year old daughter and AST3 Abram Heller were given special recogntion for their heroic effort.

Also recognized was Lesley Visser, the first woman to be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the 2006 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award which recognizes long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football. Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman said about Visser in his 2006 induction speech, "She brought respect and professionalism to the field of journalism for her work in print and broadcasting. It makes me proud to be in her company today."  Leslie was also presented with a special Brick from Riverwalk, Inc.

Immediately after his welcome as the Grand Marshall, Jim Belushi performed with his band Sacred Hearts at Hard Rock Live.

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