2019 marked the Parade’s 48th year with Brett Michaels as Grand Marshal. Bill Walker from Water Taxi was honored as Commodore and Robyn Vines from Gray Robinson PA as Belle of the Ball. The Parade and White Party had a flare of the Bahamas with Bahamas Tourism and Bahamas Paradise. Emma Sorensen representing Make A Wish graced the Parade as the Jr. Captain with FPL and the Winterfest Foundation. Child Warrior Ambassador, Braulio Hernandez, represented Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Brooke Trace was the Poster Artist. Winterfest was voted #3 in the Top 10 winners in the category Best Holiday Parade by USAToday.

Parade Theme: Best of the 80s

Grand Marshal: Huey Lewis

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Commodore: Johnny Williams

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Thomas Boegler (rep. The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health

Child Warrior Ambassador: Sonia Rodriguez Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Belle of the Ball: Alyssa Lovitt

Poster Artist: Raquel Cordon

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Gregg Snowden

Student Art Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chair: Terry Delmonaco 

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill and Carol Sjursen

Dock Walker Chair: Jeff Sturgis

VIP Area: Lisa Duke

Captain’s Cup Chairman: Kelly Tortoriello

Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Anne Hunt

Chairman of the Board: Susan Renneisen

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

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