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December 16, 2006 - Winterfest "Broadway on the Waterway" - Black Tie Ball, Boys & Boats

What: A Black Tie Ball, The Boy from Jersey and Lots of Boats on the Waterway - The Winterfest Gala, Jersey Boy's Frankie Vallie and Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

When: December, 2006

Mistress of Ceremonies: Black Tie Ball: Lynn Martinez

Master of Ceremonies: Black Tie Ball: Louis Aguirre

Grand Marshal(s): Frankie Vallie

Honoree(s): Black Tie Ball: Nancy Daly

Presenting Sponsor(s): Seminole Hard Rock

Co-Chair(s): Black Tie Ball: Lori Macala & Susan Renneisen

Committee Members: Black Tie Ball: Ginny Miller, Donna Nickerson, Suzette Obergfel, Susan Penrod, PeJay Ryan, Roxane Shriver, Jennifer Sierra-Grobbelaar, Arlette Spaniak, Kara Wolf, Larry Apotheker, Randy Avon, Karen Azran, Katie Donahue, Nicole Fraser, Susan Gregory, Charlene Henry, Alyssa Lovitt & Jean Marshall COMMITTEE MEMBERS, John Anderson, Randy Avon, Karen Azran, Richard Barkett, Jose Borrero, Ryan Campbell, Edward Carey, Stacy Copeland, Bob Daly, Joseph Ducanis, Jim Dunn, John Forsyth, Tom Godart, John Haley, Donna Harris, Charlene Henry, Frank Herhold, Paul Kahn, Ina Lee, Robert Leider, Bill Lindsey, Michael Long, Lori Macala, Jean Marshall, Jim McKinley, Ginny Miller, Joe Millsaps, Dave Mundy, Jon Murakami, Ken Ortner, Max Osceola, Jr., Lily Pardo, Christopher Pollock, Susan REnneisen, Lt. Scott P. Rooke, Paul Sallarulo, Steve Savor J.J. Sehlke, Lynn Shatas, Roxane Shriver, Cindy Stoddart, Shane Strum, Phil Thornburg, Larry Van Dusseldorp, Sr. Lorna Walker, Rosalie Wheatley, Kara Wolf

President(s): Lisa Scott-Founds

Entertainment: Black Tie Ball: God Bless the U.S.A., Teresa Plotkin; Beatlemania, Anthony Bruno; All Shook Up, Chris MacDonald; Dillard Hight School String Quarted, Ivan's Keyboard Collections, Saxophonist provided by World Arts Now, Hollywood Hotties & Fantasy Party

Music: Legacy by J-Productions

Sponsors: TITLE SPONSOR, Seminole Hard Rock; OFFICIAL SPONSORS, 99.9 Kiss Country, Comcast Communications, Fort Lauderdale Grande, Hotel &Yacht Club, Power 96, Sprots Radio 560 WQAM, Sun-Sentinel, WSVN-Channel 7: LOCAL MEDIA PARTNERS, Business in Broward, City and Shore Magazine, el Sentinel, Forum Publishing Group, Gold Coast Magazine, Go Riverwalk Magazine, Radio Disney AM990, Southern Boating Magazine,,, Verizon Superpages Directories, Webstream Internet Solutions; FOUNDING SPONSORS, City of Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Chamber of Commerce, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, REALTOR@aSSOCIATION OF Greater Fort Lauderdale; EVENT SPONSOR, California Pizza Kitchen, Champagne Pommery, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Clos ju Bois, Coral Ridge Country Club, Costa Cruises, The Florida Panthers, Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area, J.R. Dunn Jewelers, JM Lexus, La Playa, LXR Luxury Resorts, Michelob Ultra, Nestl'e, Nova Southeastern University, Ruden McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Sara Lee, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Seminole Paradise, Skyy Vodka, Tikki Beach, Wachovia Bank, Well Fargo Home Mortgage; Boat Parade Sponsors, Advance Roofing, Architectural Foam Supply, Broward Amateur Radio Club, Audio Visual Headquarters, City of Dania Beach, Dynamic Effects Fireworks, Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Florida Radio, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Laffing Matterz, Lauderdale Small Boat Club, Live Nation, Perrier, Publix Supermarkets, Savoir Faire, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Southwest Airlines, Star Brite, Tommy Bahama Rum, United States Coast Guard, Verizon Wireless, Windridge Yacht Charters, Yellow Tail Wines; CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS, ArtServe, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Dave Baker -, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Don's Barricades, Broward Computers, Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Broward County Transit "BCT", Coemar USA, Fisher Auction Co.,Inc., The Heart Center of Excellence, J-Productions, Lamar Transit, Macy's, Muvico Theaters, Museum EditionsLtd/, My Own Crusing Journal, Inc., North Broward Hospital District, PC Universe, Photography by Don Seidman, Southern Wine and Spirits of South Florida, SeaWorld@Orlando, Sharp Marketing, Show Management, Sixth Star Entertainment, Stephen's Distributing, Timpano Chophouse/Samba Room, VanDee Services, Wannado City., HOST and HOSTESSES: James Allen, Mr & Mrs Richard Barkett, John Benz, Jose Borrero, Gary & Monica Correll, Linda Danoff & Jim Magruder, James & Ann Marie Dunn, Jim Dunn, Mr & Mrs Jon Fisher, Sean & Shalese Healy, Rob & Debra Kormahrens, Robert Leider, David & Alyssa Lovitt, Richard & Melissa Miroy, Max & Marge Osceola, Jr., Ken & Terry Ortner, Anthony Sciortino, Lee Sheffield, Larry & Gail Van Dusseldorp, Sr., Lorne Walker & Gloria Wilson

Auctioneer: Blacktie Ball:

Board of Directors: President/CEO Lisa Scott-Founds, Executive Staff, Dawn Read, Kathy Keleher; Chairman of the Board, Rob Kornahrens; Chair Elect, Gary Correll: Secretary, Linda Danoff; Treasurer, Ken Ortner; Assistant Treasurer, Lee Sheffield; Counsel, Stefan Rubin; Past Chairman, Nancy Daly.

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

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Winterfest Grand Marshal Frankie Vallie with bevy of beauties
Winterfest Grand Marshal Frankie Vallie with bevy of beauties

BOAT PARADE:  December 16, 2006

Although the evening started out with rain, the downpour of praise to all those involved in the production of the  35th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, came pouring in, as guests enjoyed the waterway production in front of the parade's host hotel - The Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel and Yacht Club - a LXR Luxury Resort Property and co-sponsored by J.R. Dunn Jewelers and Costa Cruises.  Spectators watched from viewing areas on bridges, in restaurants, from condominium patios, multi-dollar homes, as well as the Grandstand Viewing Area presented by Nestle.  The parade reaches a wide array of viewers, with a live spectator audience of 850,000 people, while additionally extending to millions more through media partners WSVN-Channel 7 and Comcast Channels 12 or 77 and thanks to Comcast's partnership with Fox SportsNet, residents throughout the state of Florida can view the parade "live".

The theme for this years parade was "Broadway on the Waterway" and the participants in the parade from the smallest boat to the mega Yachts did an outstanding job of decorating their boats in "Broadway Style".  The "World's Most Watched Boat Parade" will even be on the world's must see list for years to come.

The boat parade started with a bang with fireworks produced by Dynamic Effects Fireworks Company lighting up the rainy sky on the the Coca Cola, Publix and Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) Fireworks Barge.

Other, parade hightlights included the Advanced Roofing Broadway Showboat with "Broadway" songs and dance performed throughout the parade route by Sixth Star Entertainment; Grand Marshall Frankie Valli  aboard the Perrier/The Harborage Club Grand Marshal Showboat; Miss Florida USA - Jenna Edwards aboard the Southern Wine and Spirits, Yellow Tail & Patron Taquila Showboat, Santa aboard the Savoir Faire entry presented by Steve Savor and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Deco Drive's "Grease" Showboat, Seminole Tribe of Florida  "South Pacific", an Ice Skating Rink with the Florida Panthers, Ivan's Keyboard Collection/Fort Lauderdale's Children's Theater Broadway Melody & South Florida's Firefighter Calendar Men. 

Florida Renaissance Festival / Pirates Dinner Theater aboard El Loro
Shake a Leg Miami  - “12 Days of Christmas”
DuckFest  aboard Lady Helen
Katonga - Budweiser aboard  Tykhe
Broward Marine - Nuts & Boats Total Vessel Care - Boys & Girls Admirals Club
Ivan's Keyboard Collection  / Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater aboard Aquaview
South Florida Presidents Council Motorcycle Barge - Toys in the Sun Run
Chabad Lubavitch - Flamingo
(For a complete list of parade participants please go to
In Association with Patron  and Clos Du Bois brought the Bright Lights of Broadway to South Florida
Emphasizing the theme “Bright Lights of Broadway,” this year’s Winterfest Black Tie Ball was the ticket for a highly energized evening. Tagged as the largest holiday gala in Greater Fort Lauderdale and the social event of the season, the Ball was once again hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Champagne Pommery presented the Winterfest Black Tie Ball, in association with Patron and Clos du Bois wines, which began with the JM Lexus Welcome Reception & Wachovia Silent Auction.
Renowned for its size and scope, the Welcome Reception & Silent Auction offered complimentary cocktails, martinis and hors d’oeuvres, with over 150 items for guests to bid on. Musical entertainment and a 35 year retrospective of Winterfest provided a visual and audio backdrop for the area.
Honored during the evening of December 9th: Belle-of-the Ball Nancy Daly.  Nancy has been involved with Winterfest for over a decade.  As past Chairman of Winterfest, Nancy was the driving force in focusing upon the entertainment aspect of the parade and she has continued this involvement with the Circus Barge.  Nancy is also known for her work with Habitat for Humanity of Broward County for fourteen years.  Her dedication and hard work also earned her the title of Chairman of the Board as well. 

Ball Co-Chairs  Susan Renneisen and Lori Macala; Winterfest were honored by Chair Rob Kornahrens as well as a Nova Southeastern Univeristy Scholarship was given to The Boys and Girls Club on behalf of J.R. Dunn Jewelers.
The thrilling and competitive live auction included a 2007 JM Lexus IS 250, a Southern Wine & Spirit Winery Estate Tour package, a 11-day Mediterranean Costa Cruise, Super Bowl Tickets, a $5,000 Shopping Spree from Bass Pro Outdoor World, Original Poster Art from 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino and a Party Package aboard Tikki Beach and the yacht Saviore Fare. Other exciting items, including a jeweled purse from J.R. Dunn Jewelers.
Guests enjoyed a fabulous gourmet dinner, live entertainment as the band Legacy performed with special performances of show tune favorites. NBA star Shaquille O’Neal stopped by to say hello to the Winterfest group that hosted him as Grand Marshal in 2004. The evening culminated with a special performance from the Pussycats – a cutting-edge dance and theatre combined performance. This explosive evening rivaled theater performances in Las Vegas and New York.

Frankie Vallie, 2006 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Grand Marshal

Celebrity Reception presented by La Playa, Ft. Lauderdale's New Intercoastal Beach Club, to introduce the 2006 Grand Marshall  brought to you by Seminole Hard Rock and Nova Southeastern University and hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 

Frankie Vallie
was introduced at this fabulous reception as the 2006 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Grand Marshall.

Frankie Vallie was presented the key to the city of Fort Lauderdale, by Mayor Jim Nagle and a brick with his name engraved on it to be placed on Riverwalk was presented by Riverwalk, Inc.

The culmination of weeks of preparation and events of course was the successful, spectacular Seminole Winterfest Boat Parade on December 16, 2006
"Broadway on the Waterway".

  Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-South Florida, and Kathy Keleher, Marketing and Parade Director, Winterfest

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