Winterfest Flashback to 2008

In 2008, “Rockin’ the Night Aweigh” theme saw the parade continue the staging area on the New River with the Judging Area at the Stranahan House. This traditional holiday event, scheduled December 13th, hosted pop diva Jules Burt as the poster artist, Grand Marshal Jim Belushi and Parade Commodore Jim Dunn.

The 3rd Annual Winterfest White Party featured delicacies by e-brands (Timpano’s and Samba Room) at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach.

2008 also noted the addition of a concert element to the Winterfest Celebration with the Grand Marshal performing the night before the parade with his band Sacred Heart band.

Parade Theme: “Rockin’ the Night Aweigh

Grand Marshal: Jim Belushi

2008 GM Reception Jim Belushi with Stacy Ritter
2008 GM Reception Jim Belushi with Stacy Ritter

Commodore: Jim Dunn – JM Lexus

2008 Commodore Jim Dunn

Poster Artist: Jules Burt

Parade Ornament:

2008 Collectible Ornament - "Rockin' the Night Aweigh"

Boat Parade Chairman: John Haley

Ball Chairs: Susan Renneisen and Arlette Spaniak

Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

Grandstand Chairman: Paul Kahn

Control Boat Chair: Shawn McNulty and Jim McKinley

Ham Operator Chair: Robin Terrill

Carolyn McLaughlin Volunteer Spirits Award Winner: Gigi Abels

Chairman of the Board: Gary Correll

President/CEO: Lisa Scott-Founds


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