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November 09, 2006 - Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade "WHITE PARTY"

What: WINTERFEST WHITE PARTY - Unvails 2006 Poster and Announces Boat Parade Grand Marshall - Frankie Vallie

Where: Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort

When: Thursday, November 9, 2006

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Host(s): Sara Lee & Publix

Mistress of Ceremonies: Lisa Scott Founds

Master of Ceremonies: Gary Correll, Event Chairman Elect, Publix & Ed Carey, Regional Mgr. LXR Luxury Resort Property

Honoree(s): Sara Lee & Publix

Board of Directors: John Anderson, SunTrust Bank, South FL, N.A., Senior Vice President; Randy Avon, World Trade Center - Ft Lauderdale, FL. Chief Executive Officer; Richard Barkett REALTOR (R) Assoc.of Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Chief Executive Officer; Jose Borrero, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Branch Sales Manager; Ryan Campbell, Boat Parade Chairman / Advanced Roofing; Edward Carey; LXR Luxury Resorts, Area Director of Sales and Marketing; Stacy Copeland Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Convention Sales Manager; Gary Correll Publix Supermarkets, Merchandising Director & Event Chairman elect; Bob Daly, Group J Media, President; Nancy Daly, Reliance Supply; Linda Danoff, Heart Center of Excellence, Executive Director; Joseph Ducanis, Rogers, Morris & Ziegler, Partner, Jim Dunn, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, President; Karen Azran, Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida; John Forsyth, John Forsyth Advertising, President; Tom Godart , Nuts & Boats Dockside Marine Services, President; John Haley, Haley Engineering, President; Donna Harris, LTP Management, Director of Sales and Marketing; Charlene Henry, Wachovia Bank, Project Coordinator; Frank Herhold, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Executive Director; Kiarra Howe, Coral Ridge Country Club; Paul Kahn, Rolladen Shutter Company; Chairman Grandstand, Viewing Area; Robert Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing, Owner; Ina Lee**, Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale, President ; Robert Leider, WSVN Channel 7 Executive Vice-President & General Manager; Bill Lindsey, Southern Boating, Executive Editor; Michael Long, Broward Education Foundation, Executive Director and City Commissioner of Lighthouse Point; Lori Macala*, Ball Co-Chair, Jean Marshall, Florida Panthers, Director of Community Development and Florida Panthers Foundation; Jim McKinley, McKinley Financial Services, Inc., President / Owner / CEO; Ginny Miller, Miller Construction Company Director, Community Relations; Joe Millsaps***, Broward Navy Days, Chairman; Dave Mundy, Broward Computers, NTS, Inc., President; Jon Murakami, Audio Visual Headquarters/Rental Sales Division, Director; Ken Ortner, Ken Ortner, P.A., CPA; Max Osceola, Jr., Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Tribe Council Representative; Lily Pardo, WSVN Channel 7, Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs; Christopher Pollock, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, President/CE; Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Director of Special Events; Lt. Scott P. Rooke, Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale , Commanding Officer; Stefan Rubin, Ruden, McClosky, Attorney; Paul Sallarulo, Alinian Capital Management, LLC, General Partner, Chairman; Steve Savor, Anderson Group, Chief Executive Officer; J.J. Sehlke, Coral Ridge Country Club, Managing Partner; Lynn Shatas, Florida Power & Light Company, Area Manager; Lee Sheffield, Sterling Bank, Business Development; Roxane Shriver, Commissioner Sea Ranch Lakes; Commissioner Cindy Stoddart, Comcast Communications Director of Government and Community Affairs, Shane Strum, Blue Frog Solutions, Director of Business Development; Phil Thornburg, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation, Parks and Recreation Director, Larry Van Dusseldorp, Sr., VanDee Services, Owner; Lorna Walker, Sun-Sentinel, Regional Marketing Manager; Rosalie Wheatley; T &T Realty, Realtor; Kara Wolf, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Corporate Events Manager

Steering Committee: James Allen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; A. Paul Anderson, Commissioner - Federal Maritime Commission Carole Bowen, 99.9 Kiss Country, Kerry Brewer, WebStream Internet Solutions; Stan Cohen, Florida Architectural Lighting, Inc.; Patricia Collier, Cingular ireless; Tim Drushella, Stephen's Distributing; Stacey Hallberg, Northern Trust; Edward Hanna, Edward A. Hanna, Jr., P.A.; Sonja, Houston, Nestle Purina; John Jaras, Power 96; Mark McCormick, Gold Coast Magazine; Mayor Jim Naugle, Mayor, Fort Lauderdale; Buddy Olen, Windridge Yachts; Linda Parrota, Costa Cruises; Kaye Pearson, Show Management; Mashell Simpson, Revlon; John Spano, Muvico Theaters; Linda Stepenovitch, Bank of America; Michael Yormark, Florida Panthers

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Managing Director, Blacktie-South Florida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Max Osceola, Jr., Seminole Tribe of Florida & Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO Winterfest
Max Osceola, Jr., Seminole Tribe of Florida & Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO Winterfest


Grand Marshal Frankie Valli honored in Video Clip Highlighting his Career

Venue provided by Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, a LXR Luxury Resort & Hotels Property 

The Winterfest White Party, presented by Sara Lee and Publix at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, was the setting of the recent Grand Marshal announcement. Surrounded in a spectrum of white, Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Hollywood Councilman Max Osceola, Jr. conveyed the anticipated news that hundreds had been waiting for. In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Winterfest, this year’s Grand Marshal is “Jersey Boys” Frankie Valli. 

The announcement came during this exclusive party, which kicked-off the season reflection of this year’s parade’s theme “Broadway on the Waterway.” This invitation only event was open for the first time to the general public winners of the Sara Lee “Party Like a Broadway Star” sweepstakes. This special event celebrating South Florida’s Holiday tradition, provided spectacular entertainment from Sixth Star Entertainment with a vignette of parades in the past.

A Panorama of Broadway themed illusions, fireworks and billowing white transformed the hotel’s newly redesigned Lanai Courtyard into a night of glimmer and glitz as local celebrities waited to hear the parade’s announcement.

3-D Pop Artist, Charles Fazzino, unveiled his poster art for this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on stage and during the festivities autographed posters for the guests.

Also attending were Miss Florida USA Jenna Edwards and Gretchen Unger, Ms. Latina International.  Not to be outdone by the girls, the 2007 South Florida Firemen’s Calender men were on hand to sign their calendar and provide photo opportunities for the guests.

Media along with local and state representatives were also present for the first hand glimpse of this year’s parade highlights.

Guests enjoyed beverages from Southern Wine and Spirits featuring Skyy Vodka, Yellow Tail and Clos du Bois wines. Gourmet delights of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa were accented by a Sara Lee Culinary Corner, which showcased how Sara Lee makes hosting a holiday party easy. “Take Stock in Children” also participated offering guests the opportunity to win two tickets to this year’s Super Bowl XVI.

Newly announced Grand Marshall, Frankie Valli will be aboard the Perrier Showboat waving to the crowd in the Grand Marshal experience brought by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Nova Southeastern University. He will also be honored at the Winterfest Grand Marshal Reception presented by La Playa at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

For more information on how to be a part of the celebrating 35th year of Holiday Magic with Winterfest, call 954-767-0686, or visit





BY: Kathy Keleher, Marketing & Parade Director, Winterfest Boat Parade










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