A Note from the Organizers:
My name is Captain Shawn Welch, and I am the Event Coordinator for the 6th Annual “Summer Time Boating Parade of Lights” on Casco Bay. This is a charitable event that will benefit “Toys for Tots”. With the combined efforts of myself, Captain Kevin Battle, and “Toys For Tots” Coordinator, Carol Lombard, we have partnered with the South Portland Lion’s Club and the boating community to stage this marine event.
The mission of the Parade is to stimulate boating activity on Casco Bay by spending creative time decorating our boats and showing them off to each other and spectators alike, in the name of helping others who are less fortunate.
I have attached the Parade’s Information & Instruction packet to this email. Please review it. Please consider this email as an invitation to participate in this extraordinary event. We would be extremely grateful for your participation and any contributions, support, or promotional opportunities you may be able to offer.
To recap the previous years, since the first parade in 2014, the Casco Bay Summer Time Parade of Lights has generated a total of 469 Toy Donations, $3055 in Monetary Contributions, and has had over 70 boats participate over the last 5 years.
The goal for 2019 is set at collecting 250 toys and $1500 in monetary donations.
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