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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights set for Dec. 14

By Pamela A. Keene
 
This year’s Holiday Boat Parade of Lights has a new organizer. Richard Pickering is taking on the traditional parade as a fund-raiser for the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Home and the Hall County Marine Patrol and Dive Team. Both groups have been previous beneficiaries of the parade. 
 
The event, slated for December 14, will have some new twists. “This year, we’re asking people to get individual sponsors for their boats,” said Pickering said, who is chairing a volunteer committee to produce the parade. The event will include all the major marinas and culminate at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. A rain date will be announced in case of inclement weather.   
 
“Volunteers will be an important part of our event, and we’re looking for people in the community who want to help with the planning and organizing,” he said. “They should contact me at holidayboatparade@gmail.com if they are interested in helping.”
 
The organization is also realigning the competition among marinas. 
 
The Georgia Sheriffs Youth Home is home to children have been victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse. The Hall County Marine Patrol and Rescue Team serves Lake Lanier and North Georgia.
 
Complete details, entry fees, pledge and entry forms are posted on FaceBook at 2019 Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Lanier.


Posted online 9/27/19
 
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