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Dec. 17, 2018
12:13 am


Celebrate the season with the 2nd Annual Lanier Partners Parade of Boats

By Pamela A. Keene
Have you registered for this year’s Boat Parade of Lights, sponsored by Lanier Partners? If you act fast, there’s still time. Online registration closes on Wednesday, December. 6.
And if you don’t have a boat, be sure to purchase a raffle ticket online or at the event to win a Yamaha Wave Runner with trailer, made possible by Park Marine. Then make plans to come out to Lanier Islands for all the festivities on Saturday evening, December 9
“Registration has been very fast-paced and is ahead of last year,” said Barkley Geib, president of Lanier Partners. “We’re encouraging dock neighbors to get together to enter a boat or just come for the fun that night. It’s going to be a really great time.” 
The Parade of Boats will benefit three north Georgia youth charities: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier, Toys for Tots and the Hall County Sheriff’s Youth Home.
Boat owners and teams can register online through Wednesday, December 6. Registration is $75 per boat for the cruiser class, which includes sailboats, pontoons, yachts and cruisers. Houseboat registration is $125 per boat.
Registration includes two free long-sleeved T-shirts, a captain’s goodie box, an assigned slip at Sunset Cove, plus a bus tour of Magical Nights of Lights for captains and crews, provided by Hennessey Transportation.
The mandatory captain’s safety meeting will take place on December 6. Registrants will be notified of the location and time.
The boats will assemble for judging at their home marinas, then parade down the lake to assigned slips at Sunset Cove Marina. Guests will be able to walk the docks to see the decorated boats up close and talk with boat owners and crew.
Boats will be judged at their home marinas for “Best Decorated Boat,” and a grand prize winner will be awarded from these qualifying boats.
As part of the admission to Lanier Islands on the night of the Parade of Boats, guests are asked to bring new unwrapped toys that will be donated to Toys for Tots.
For more information, to purchase raffle tickets or to register, visit or call 678 590-0099.
Posted Online 10/30/17; Updated 12/1/17
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