1997

Parade Theme: “Hail the Decks with Bells and Holly

Grand Marshals: Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy’s) and Brandi Sherwood (Miss USA 1997)

Belle of the Ball: Ina Lee – First Belle of the Ball to highlight the parade’s new Title Sponsor, BellSouth

Poster Artist: Greg Flinn

Boat Parade Chairman: Steve Casper

Ball Chair: Martha Forsyth – theme “Midnight in the Garden

Shoreline Chairman:

President/Chairman of the Board: John Forsyth

Executive Director: Lisa Scott

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Officially called “The BellSouth Winterfest Boat Parade Presented by Nokia.”

The Winterfest Black Tie Ball featured Joey Dee and the Starliters at the Signature Grand on December 5.

Dawn Read returns

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