2011 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Winterfest Celebration with the return of the Lady Windridge (170 ft yacht) in the parade after a five-year hiatus. The Lady Windridge was the 40th Anniversary Showboat hosted by Patriot National Insurance Group. The parade theme “Rockin Boats and Holiday Floats” hosted fire truck and airplane barges, giant reindeer from the Galleria Mall, Congressman Allen West aboard a Sea Cadet Entry, Big 105.9 Paul & Young Ron – Anthony Coal Fired Pizza Entry, BB&T Grand Marshal Showboat with Barry Gibb aboard the Nova Southeastern University Bow, paddleboarders and over more. The Baptist Health Santa Showboat returned with the Jolly ol’ Man decked in 1,500 LED lights. Winterfest continued its charity initiative encouraging parade entries to promote a charity in the parade.

Parade Theme: “Rockin’ Boats and Holiday Floats

Grand Marshal: Barry Gibb

Commodore: Greg ‘Moondog’ Mooney – The Cove

Jr. Captain: Cameron Ader – Shake a Leg Miami

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Martina Bello – James Jr. Fund

Belle of the Ball: Connie Chaney

Poster and T-Shirt Artist: Marine-life Artist Guy Harvey

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: John Haley

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Kara Wolf

Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chairs: Chase Camacho and Jim Zimmerman

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill

Chairman of the Board: Robert W. Leider

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

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