Winterfest Flashback to 1997

Parade Theme: “Hail the Decks with Bells and Holly

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

Co-Grand Marshals Dave Thomas and Brandi Sherwood
Dave Thomas and Brandi Sherwood

Belle of the Ball: Ina Lee – First Belle of the Ball a special honor to highlight the parade’s new Title Sponsor, BellSouth. Belle of the Ball is an annual award presented at the Black Tie Ball to a member of the business community known for their commitment to volunteerism and public service.

1997 Ina Lee, First Belle of the Ball

Poster Artist: Greg Flinn

1997 Poster

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


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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