The American Legion 21st Once-a-year Veteran’s Boat Parade in Madeira Beach, Fl.
It is really a great deal of perform but very rewarding.We are all volunteers. All of the proceeds elevated (over parade costs) go specifically to area Veteran charities. Previous yr we donated virtually $10,000! Our most important recipient is a group called Heaven on Earth for Veterans.
The lady that operates it, buys and renovates homes. She provides rooms to homeless Vets to give them a secure put to get their lives again on keep track of and an address to get their gains and mail. We provided her with $5000 very last yr and she was in a position to set a roof on a household and transfer four homeless vets in appropriate away!
Here is how you can participate! Indication up on our site or at the Capt’s bash on Nov. ninth at the American Legion. Embellish your boat in a patriotic topic and follow us as we cruise the canals of Madeira Beach and Treasure Island waving to the spectators on their docks as we go by.
It is really $25 to enter but here is the huge deal…..a single lucky entrant will win $one thousand!!! Just for taking part. At the post parade bash we will attract a single boat selection and that Capt will win $one thousand!
There are income prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd in two boat sizing divisions for finest decorations. We will also have a people’s decision award.
The parade starts off at 10am at the American Legion Put up 273. Following a transient opening ceremony on their docks the parade can make it truly is way by the route down to John’s Go where by hundreds come out to see us go by.
We then make our way again the American Legion where by the bash proceeds with dwell audio, a large raffle and silent auction.
It is really a wonderful way to show your appreciation to our Vets and to shell out a enjoyment working day on the boat.
Indication up right here