Boat parade planned Dec. 7 in Steinhatchee

The second annual “Light Up the River Boat Parade” will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, in Steinhatchee.

Sponsored by Fiddler’s and Roy’s restaurants, the parade will feature cash prizes for first ($125) and second ($75) place winners for the best decorated boats. Third and fourth place winners will receive gift certificates.

Participants are asked to meet at Fiddler’s dock at 5:30 p.m. to start the parade. Organizers ask all boat captains to make sure their vessels have all required safety equipment onboard.

The parade will end at Roy’s Restaurant, where prizes will be awarded.

Entry fees are $5 per boat with proceeds going to the Steinhatchee Food Bank.

Applications are available at Roy’s and Fiddler’s.

Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win a large screen television with proceeds benefitting the American Legion’s “Secret Santa” program. First Coast Satellite donated the television and tickets were printed compliments of Susan and Mike Williams.

The winner will be announced at the boat parade.