2017 brought “Broadway on Parade” to the Waterway with a little bit of Country. Big & Rich – Grand Marshals with Ken Ortner as Commodore and Eugenia Ellis as Belle of the Ball. Winterfest won USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest for Best Holiday Parade.

Parade Theme: Broadway on Parade

Grand Marshal: Big & Rich

Celebrity: Captain Lee (Bravo’s Below Deck)

Commodore: Ken Ortner

Jr. Captain of the Parade: Grayson Zrelak – Deliver the Dream

Belle of the Ball: Eugenia Ellis

Poster Artist: April Kirk

Ornament Designer: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: Mark Swenson

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Danielle Dattile

Student Art Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: David Greenberger

Control Boat Chair: Jim Zimmerman and Terry Delmonaco 

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill and Carol Sjursen

Dock Walker Chair: Jeff Sturgis

VIP Area: Lisa Duke

Volunteer Chair: Ginny Miller

Captain’s Cup Chairman: Kelly Tortoriello

Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Bob Parkinson 

Chairman of the Board: Ben Wesley

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds

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