Many of you have asked how you can see the Holiday Boat Parade
this year who Do NOT have a Boat.
We now have a houseboat chartered ($20 per adult, $10 per child)
Leaving from Holiday Marina Gas Dock at 4:30 PM and returning at approximately
7:30 PM. Parking is free.
Our goal is to raise $20K for the two charities that we have supported over past years ($10K each) - The Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes and the Hall County Sheriff's Dive Team.
Donations can be made via Check or Cash and should be brought to the event. Please bring 2 checks - one for each charity. We are also making arrangements to take credit/debit cards at the event.
Awards will be given out for the Marinas with the most boats, most raised money and of course - Best Decorated Boats by Class - decoration, spirit and theme.
I First, we want to make this the biggest Holiday Boat Parade that Lake Lanier has ever seen
The biggest thing is raising money for these two great organizations. To do that, we need more boats to participate so that we can raise more money. So this year, we are asking for each Boat Captain to get as many Sponsors for their boats as they can.
We are changing things up a bit this year" according to Pickering. "We are asking that each Boat Captain to raise money based on the number of bulbs that they put on their boats. Then ask your friends, neighbors and co-workers to Sponsor your boat.
For every bulb on your boat, ask for 10 cents per bulb to be pledged to support the charities. So if you have 2000 bulbs on your boat, that would be a $200 pledge from each Sponsor that you get - which would be $100 for each organization.
Then invite them to come down to Margaritaville to watch the boats come into the Marina and join in on the fun! There will be great food and music to enjoy - and of course Santa will be there! We will have a raffle with all kinds of lake related products, services and gift certificates to restaurants
We look forward to seeing some great decorated boats, costumes and holiday spirit on the lake this year" according to Pickering. "This event gets better and better because of all the wonderful people who participate each year. We are excited to see returning boats and new participants this year for the 2019 Lake Lanier Holiday Boat Parade on December 14th
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Inclement weather dates: In the event of inclement weather on Saturday night, we will move the event to Dec 15th - Sunday.
Over 60 years ago, Sheriffs of Georgia founded the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, a residential care program, to help children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused.
When children come to Youth Homes, they are placed in a family setting and are provided not just the basics of food, shelter, and clothing, but a safe, loving, nurturing environment in which to rebuild their lives and to prepare for a brighter future.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, generally referred to as the "Dive Team," was first formed on March 1, 1979. As such, it is the oldest paid law enforcement dive team in the state of Georgia. Consisting of 11 deputies, the team responds primarily to calls for service on Lake Sydney Lanier and smaller bodies of water within Hall County. However, the teams' services are frequently requested by agencies all across the Northeast Georgia region.
We hope you join us at the event.