14th Annual Holiday Boat Parade Grand Marshal Announced!
Veteran Local10 Newsman and South Florida resident Todd Tongen, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Miami Outboard Club’s Holiday Boat Parade, MOC’s Holiday Boat Parade Board officials announced today.
Tongen, invited by Miami Outboard Club’s Holiday Boat Parade Board to be the parade’s Grand Marshal, said “I would be honored to be a part of your parade.” Todd Tongen brought his unique style and warm personality to Local 10 in December 1989. South Florida viewers have witnessed Todd bungee-jump, train with the Miami Dolphins, fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds, sky dive and train whales at the Miami Seaquarium.
The Miami Outboard Club Holiday is set to start at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Official Viewing site at Bayfront Park with the food Trucks starting 6pm – 10pm. Firework display at 9:00pm. Over the past 13 winter seasons, the Holiday Boat Parade has grown in size and scope, attracting club members and non-members alike. Over the past few years the event, has featured more than 75 boats, and nearly 100 are expected this year. The event is an Integral Part of The Miami Outboard Club’s Family and community activities. Each year this event brings residents together for the Holiday Season. Fast forward to the present and with donations and toy collections benefiting the children of Centro Mater Child Care Services, last year’s parade collected and donated over 1,000 toys for the children of our community.
The Miami Outboard Club’s Holiday boat parade has expanded by hosting private and community events such as the MOC’s Holiday Boat Parade Fishing Tournament which toy donations and proceeds from tournament entries benefiting the Toy Drive, Program Cover Poster Contest, where we partnered with Miami-Dade School Board Member, RAQUEL REGALADO and initiated the first of many POSTER CONTESTS within our Miami-Dade County School System and Santa’s Visit, at Centro Mater to celebrate yet another year of bringing smiles to under privileged children in Miami-Dade County. These events are a fundamental part of The Miami Outboard Club’s Family and community activities