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, Sun-sentinel.com, Superpages.com, 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 - FotoGenX.com, 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/ Fazzino.com, 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
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.