Venice Boat Parade in jeopardy of being canceled unless more boaters sign up

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:52 am | Updated: 10:38 am, Wed Nov 13, 2013.

VENICE, FL- A Venice tradition is in jeopardy of being canceled due to lack of participation.  Organizers for the Venice Christmas Boat Parade say unless more boaters sign up, the parade could come to an end.

The Sun Herald newspaper is reporting that committee members are sending out a plea to the public to get involved.  The annual event has been going on since 1989.  41 boaters took part in the first boat parade, and since then the numbers have grown.

But this year they've had a low number of participants.  The committee will have a meeting on Thursday night to discuss the boat parade.  If you are interested in submitting your boat for the Christmas boat parade, call 941-207-1010.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.