2004

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Winterfest sanctioned the Inaugural Gala aboard the Queen Mary 2 benefiting the Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony. This event raised over 1.5 million dollars for the two charities and promoted Fort Lauderdale internationally as the winter sanctuary of this majestic ocean liner.

Parade Theme: “Rock’n Roll FantaSea

Grand Marshal: Miami Heat – Shaquille O’Neal

Commodore: Carey Chen

Belle of the Ball: Cindy Rodriquez

Poster Artist: Carey Chen

Ornament Artist: Pat Anderson

Boat Parade Chairman: Ryan Campbell

Ball Chairs: Lois Schmatz and Lee Sheffield

Shoreline Chair: Rosalie Wheatley

President/Chairman of the Board: Nancy Daly

Executive Director: Lisa Scott-Founds

HIGHLIGHTS:

New Title Sponsor – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Parade’s official new name: Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

May 2004 – Parade listed as Reader’s Digest “100 Best”Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Winterfest sanctioned the Inaugural Gala aboard the Queen Mary 2 benefiting the Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony. This event raised over 1.5 million dollars for the two charities and promoted Fort Lauderdale internationally as the winter sanctuary of this majestic ocean liner.

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