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December 12, 2009 - Winterfest Boat Parade & Grand Marshall Reception

Where: Grand Marshall Reception @ Seminole Hard Rock & Boat Parade on the New River to Santa Barbara

When: Parade - December 12, 2009, Grand Marshal Reception - December 5, 2009

Grand Marshal(s): Alonzo Mourning & Kim Kardashian

EMCEE: Paul Cat

Committee Members: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: Max Osceola, Jr. - Seminole Tribe of Florida; CHAIR ELECT - Paul Anderson - International OIL Shipping Co. - IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Gary Correll - Publix Supermarkets - BOAT PARADE CHAIR: John Haley - Haley Engineering - SECRETARY: Renee Quinn - TREASURER: Ken Ortner - Ken Ortner, P.A: ASSISTANT TREASURER - Lee Sheffield - Sterling Bank - COUNSEL: Deborah Berkowitz - Ruden McClosky - Robyn L. Vines - GrayRobinson, P.A., Richard Barkett -EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE: REALTOR (R) Assoc.of Greater Ft. Lauderdale - Nancy Daly, Community Volunteer - John Forsyth, John Forsyth Advertising - Doug Jones, Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Inc. - Robert Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing - Robert Leider, WSVN Channel 7 - Dan Lindblade, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce - Ginny Miller, Miller Construction Company - Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel

President(s): Lisa Scott-Founds

Board of Directors: Edie Bornstein, Azamara Cruises - Ryan Campbell, - Stacy Copeland, Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention & Visitors Bureau - Nicole Covar, Clear Channel Radio - Bob Daly, Linda Danoff, Danoff Consulting - Tim Davey, Global Marine Travel (GMT) - David Greenberger, SCG & Associates - Frank Herhold, Marine Industries Association of South Florida - Paul Kahn, Rolladen Shutter Company, Chairman Grandstand Viewing Area - Bill Lindsey, Star brite - Michael Long, Broward Health Foundation - Alyssa Lovitt, E-Brands - Sharon McCaslin, Sun-Sentinel - Jim McKinley, McKinley Financial Services, Inc. - Luke Moorman, Carroll's Jewelers - Dave Mundy, Broward Computers NTS, Inc. - Karla Nelson, Comcast Communications - Steve Nudelberg, On the Ball Marketing - Chris Overholt, Miami Dolphins - Lily Pardo, WSVN Channel 7 - Steve Savor, Tikki Beach Barge - Ken Schulman, Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida - Roxane Shriver, Community Volunteer - Phil Thornburg, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation - Larry Van Dusseldorp, Sr., DTS Directs Mail & Fulfillmrnt Services, Incorporated - Robyn Vines, Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law - Lt. Doug Watson, Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale - Rosalie Wheatley, T &T Realty - Johnny Williams - Kara Wolf, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. - Michael Yormark, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment BankAtlantic - Liasons, Honorary and Emeritus, Tammy Gail, Floridata Market Research - Ina Lee Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale - Joe Millsaps, Broward Navy Days - Dawn Stagliano, Comcast Communications - Lee Tiger, Seminole Tribe of Florida - Paul T. Castronovo, Clear Channel Communication

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida and some submitted photos by Ralph Notaro

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

Grand Marshal Reception presented by Edify  

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

This Winterfest Celebration welcomed our 2009 Grand Marshals, Alonzo Mourning & Kim Kardashian and  (YES - THERE ARE TWO THIS YEAR) honorary Captain Amanda Blake included dignitaries and celebrities who joined us to celebrate. Winterfest style.  This fabulous reception is the prelude to the parade. Many local VIP’s, dignitaries, sponsors were on hand to welcome this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, Jack Seiler, gave  the Grand Marshal a key to city of Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County Mayor Ken Keechel presented a key to Broward County, and, Riverwalk, Inc. presented a brick in his/her name(s) for the Riverwalk Celebrity Walk of Fame on the banks of the staging area of the Parade. 


Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade  

Starting on the New River in Fort Lauderdale and traveling to the Intracoastal north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach

The 38th Annual Boat Parade will started on the New River  and traveled East to the Intracoastal Waterway and continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. This year’s theme was, “That’s Entertainment” and embraced the beauty of our waterways with the music and excitement of every era. From the vast numbers of private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts, the 100 parade entrants, adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries were viewed by over one million spectators.


The Smart for Life™/underWAY™ Grand Marshal Showboat, Patron  “Red Carpet” Showboat, WSVN “Animation Domination” Showboat, Seminole Tribe “Comicbook Heroes” Extravaganza, Paul and Young Ron aboard Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Showboat, the Advanced Green Technologies Santa Showboat, The Clydey Foundation “Cirque” Floating Finale, Phantom of the Opera and, this year's Grand Finale "Cirque" Boat, presented by the Clydey Foundation, and, so much more along the 12 mile parade route. 

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