Winterfest Flashback to 2015
“Fairy Tales Afloat”
2015 brought the world of magic to the Parade with the theme “Fairy Tales Afloat.” Grand Marshal Nick Cannon waved to the crowds as Commodore Captain Lee left the helm to stand on the bow of the Republic National Distributing Company’s showboat. The Parade held a record number of entries including barges.
The Blacktie Ball kicked it up a notch with Broadway’s “Kinky Boots.” The Captain’s Meeting found a new location at the Hilton on 17th Street Causeway and the Family Fun Day tied in with the City of Fort Lauderdale’s “Open Streets” for the second year in a row.
As the year came to a close, USA Today 10Best readers recognized Winterfest as one of the Top 10 Best Holiday Festivals.
THE PEOPLE OF WINTERFEST
Grand Marshal: Nick Cannon
Celebrity and Commodore: Below Deck’s Capt. Lee
Knight: Bob Leider (WSVN)
Jr. Captain of the Parade: Madison Smith– Cure SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) South Florida Chapter
Belle of the Ball: Lori Perlman – Broward Health
Poster Artist: Marcia K. Moore
Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson
Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson
Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen & Lori Perlman
Student Art Chair: Rosalie Wheatley
Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger
Control Boat Chair: Jim Zimmerman
Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill
Dock Walker Chair: Paula Bolender
Parade Judges Chair: David Mundy
VIP Area Chair: Lisa Duke
Logistic Chair: John Haley
Volunteer Chair: Ginny Miller
Captain’s Cup Chair: Kelly Tortoriello
Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Kandi Osman
Chairman of the Board: Jim Dunn
President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds
In 2015, USA Today 10Best readers recognized Winterfest as one of the Top 10 Best Holiday Festivals.