Swansboro Christmas Flotilla
October was a busy month here in Swansboro. There were many fundraisers and local events that were sponsored and/or held by Sanders Ford. It was an exciting month to get involved and we’re happy to announce that we are helping out with another annual event this month. That’s right, it’s already time for the 2014 Swansboro Christmas Flotilla. We can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. It’s never too early to start getting ready for this exciting event.
This year the Swansboro Christmas Flotilla will take place the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is November 28 at 6 p.m. The event starts with a boat parade along Swansboro’s waterfront on the White Oak River. There will be music, funnel cakes, cider and hot chocolate to enjoy while you watch the sparkling lights on the line up of boats. There might even be a glimpse of Santa to finish off the night.
If you are interested in participating in the boat parade, you can sign up between now and November 20th. There is a contest that goes along with the Christmas Flotilla. First place wins $250, second is awarded $150 and third place gets $100. There will be small and large boat categories to open up the contest for even more winners. There will be a Captain’s Meeting for all the participates on Friday Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Boro Cafe. There they will meet with the Coast Guard and the Flotilla personnel to discuss logistics. The parade will start lining up at 6 p.m. and incase of rain the event will be postponed to Saturday Nov. 29 at the same time. Then the award reception on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant. Don’t forget to get registered if you want your boat to be in the parade.
If spectating is more your thing, just remember to come the Friday after Thanksgiving for an exciting and brilliant boat parade. Each year the display gets bigger and better so we can’t wait to see what this year will bring. If you want to come see us at Sanders Ford, feel free to schedule a test drive or call to ask any questions! We enjoy being involved in our community and we’d love to meet you! See you at the Swansboro Christmas Flotilla!