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Beautiful Lighted Christmas Boat Parade Winners and Photos!

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23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade finished up in style as participants made their way from the judging area at White Sands Restaurant and Marina in Port Isabel to bayside on South Padre Island at Louie Backyard. Great weather and clear skies made the perfect back drop for the fourteen vessels ranging from a kayak to 30 ft. and over commercial vessels decorated with all the holiday trimmings.
Pictured above, \”Abby\” won in both the Overall and First Place in Power Boat 30 ft. and over categories.
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Boats gathered at Louies Backyard for the Awards Ceremony following the parade. (see event photos here: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade).
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23rd Annual Boat Parade Winners pictured above are:

Commercial: 1st—“Xcape”, Breakaway Cruises; 2nd—“Isabella”, Breakaway Cruises; 3rd—“Kelley Rhae I”, Daniel Bryant, Morgan Taylor and Brad Burrows. Place Power 30’ & Over: 1st—“Abby”, Jason White; 2nd—US Coast Guard. Power 19-29’: 1st— “Wave Seeker’, Jose Casas; 2nd—“Hope It Floats”, Bill Gagan; 3rd—“Panga”, Leif Woolverton & Alana Simon. Place Power 18’ & Under: 1st—“Dugout”, David Woolverton. Best Overall—“Abby”, Jason White.

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Donors to the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Boat Parade included: Seabreeze Beach Resort,
Ramada Limited,
White Sands Motor Lodge, Super 8 Motel, La Quinta, Southwind Inn, Budget Host, Flamingo Motel, Casa de Siesta, Harbor Cottages, La Copa Inn, Sandi Café & Coffee Shop, Lost Galleon, Benny By the Bay, Cece Restaurant, Pirate Landing, Manuel, Ted, White Sands, Louie Backyard, Gabriella, Isla Grand Beach Resort, The Big Donkey, Palm Street Pier, Costa Del Mar, Marcello, Lavina Natural Nail Care, Alex Avalos Printing, BayMaster, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Coleman, Hall & Heinze Insurance, Ron Hoover RV & Marine, White Lumber & Supply, Breakaway Cruises, Unum Day Spa,American Diving, Towboat U.S.,  Blue Bamboo, Purple Parrot, Quik Stop, Capt. Murphy, Southern Wave, Walgreen, Osprey Fishing Trips, Black Dragon, H.E.B., ArtSea, Ben Liquors, Breakaway Cruises and Radio Shack.
Event photos: www.portisabel-texas.com/20091205_boatparade.
Sponsors: The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and the Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade.
Special Thanks to the Port Isabel Lighted Boat Parade Committee members!

2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting! 12/10

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Community Christmas Tree Lighting
 at Railroad Park
(in front of Champion Building)
Thursday, December 10 ~ 6:00pm.
(Caroling starts at 5:00pm)

 COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING (see poster here)

The community and its visitors are invited to attend this 2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting and Caroling event. Join us for a schedule packed with family and holiday fun. For more information contact the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. No admission.


 SCHEDULE of EVENTS (subject to change)
5:00pm ………… Caroling – from Lighthouse to Railroad Park
6:00pm ………… Welcome ~ Mayor Joe E. Vega

6:15pm ………… Lighting of the Tree (Sing “O Christmas Tree”
6:30pm ………… Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Performances by: Boys & Girls Club Cheerleaders • Boys & Girls Club Choir
• Mrs. MJ Garza’s Kindergarten Class singing “Twelve Day of Christmas • Silver Belles

Children’s Activities: • Christmas Craft Corner – GS Troop 377 • Christmas Tattoos – GS Troop 323 • Games (Sack Races, Tug-of-War & Horse Shoes) – Maria Garcia & Family

Food Booths & Vendors: Pictures with Santa, Tamales, Soft Drinks & Water, Mexican Corn & Chalupas, Hot Chocolate & Bunelos, Nachos & Hot Dogs, Cup Cakes & Christmas Toys, Tacos de Bistek y Barbacoa, Tamales Veracruzanos, Corn on the Cob

Museums of Port Isabel Open House: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. No admission charge. Sale at the Gift Shop!

Schedule subject to change. No admission charge to any of the events.
For more information call:956/943-2682.

“Christmases of the Past Postcard” display. Museums of Port Isabel

“Christmases of the Past Postcard” display. On loan from the Brownsville Historical Association, “Christmases of the Past” will present popular images and scenes of the holiday season through antique postcards collected from members of the Rio Grande Valley community over the years. The display will be hung along the stairwell leading to the first and second floor of the Champion Building beginning on November 30, 2009 through January 4, 2010.

Museums of Port Isabel
317 E. Railroad Ave.
Port Isabel, Texas 78578

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade {Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce}

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce To Host
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 6-8 p.m.

Parade Application
Decorating your boat info
Parade Route

–For Immediate Release–
The 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. and promises to be the biggest and best yet.

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce invites boat owners, personal watercraft owners and kayakers or anything that floats to be a part of this special event. The parade will begin at the Port Isabel City Docks and vessels will be judged beginning at 6:00 p.m. The judging criteria will include: first impression; theme; and special effects. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by area merchants, including gift certificates, marine items, and much more. There is no charge to enter the parade.

Boats will be competing in six overall divisions: commercial; large power boats 23 feet and over; medium power boats 18 – 22 feet and under; small power boats 17 feet and under; large sailboats 26 feet and over; and small sailboats 25 feet and under. The U.S. Coast Guard will serve as lead vessel with Towboat U.S. bringing up the rear. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony scheduled to be held Saturday, December 5.

The parade will begin immediately following judging at the White Sands Marina. It will continue to Anchor Marina and around to Pirate’s Landing and then circling to Sea Ranch II at Southpoint and Long Island Village. Weather permitting, the parade will continue to South Padre Island with optimum viewing at locations that include Louie’s, Amberjack’s, Wahoo and Fisherman’s Wharf. Ten bonus points will be awarded to vessels completing the route to Louie Backyard on South Padre Island.

Boat captains or their designated representatives are required to attend a meeting at the White Sands Restaurant at 4:00 pm on the day of the event. Boat numbers and last minute instructions will be given at that time. Boats will then rendezvous at the Port Isabel City Docks and surrounding areas by 5:30 p.m.

More information regarding the 23rd Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade may be obtained by contacting the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 943-2262. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade. The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, White Sands Motel, Restaurant and Marina.