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Boat Parade Committee
 
 
 
FOR Christmas Boat Parade on the San Bernard Dec 14.
Untangle those Christmas lights – its time enter the Annual Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard River Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and Home Decorating Contest!  Join the fun and festivities on Saturday Dec. 14.  The boat parade starts at 5:30 pm at the FM 521 Bridge on the San Bernard River and travels downriver spreading Christmas cheer to the FM 2611 Churchill Bridge and beyond ending about 8 pm.
 
Home Decorating Contest Rules
Homes must be lit up from 6:30 to 10:30 pm on two judging nights – Thursday Dec 12 and Friday Dec 13. A team of judges and a photographer will travel the river selecting two winners on those nights.  Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded in two categories – riverfront property shoreline under 100 ft. and riverfront property shoreline 100 ft. and over.  There is no entry fee. Deadline to enter is Wed. Dec. 11. Register on-line closer to the event date.
 
Boat Parade Contest Rules
Your boat must be lighted and decorated on both sides.  Judging will be on lighting, decorations, sound, special effects and originality. You will be given an entry number that must be clearly displayed and visible on the forward area of your boat and must be able to be read by the judges.  
 
The boats will be judged and Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded in two categories, boats 24’ and under, and boats 25’ and over.  Last minute boat entries are welcome, but you must be registered to win cash prize.  There is no entry fee. Register on-line closer to the event date.
 
Awards Party
The Awards Party will be held at Liquid Rides building on FM 521 just east of the river. On Sunday Dec 15 at noon.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the Boat Parade and Home Decorating Contest winners.  All boat parade participants and their crew, home decorating participants and San Bernard river residents are invited to enjoy the catered event. 
 
 
Viewing Areas on Boat Parade Route
 
1. Parade starts at the FM 521 bridge. Viewing area at the boat ramp parking lot.
 
2. FOR Community Center viewing area, a mile south of the FM 521 bridge on CR 510-B. Opens an hour before parade start. Bring your lawn chair.
 
3. Dido's Restaurant, 2922 CR 519
 
4.  Churchill Bridge, FM 2611, boat ramp viewing area.
 
5. Parade ends a short distance beyond the Churchill Bridge..
 
 
 
 

 

 
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