Thank you Bayou Vista!
Posted by Shelby on 12/15/2019, 9:25 am
Good morning Bayou Vista! |
How about that parade last night? I don't know about you all, but I had a blast! For those who were not at the after party, the winners were:
1st - Boat 14, Captain Pat Hayes (had the snow machine and all those lights)
2nd - Boat 15, Captain Martin Rojas (ocean themed with the jellyfish and palm tree)
3rd - Boat 11, Captain Dean Chiles (pirate themed)
Tiny Tim - Boat 7, Captain Josh Gottlieb (sorry you needed a tow!)
Thank you to all the boats who participated! We started with 20 boats and most made it most of the way down most of the canals! Special thanks to Boat 2, Captain Jonathan Jones for letting Donna and I hitch a ride for half the parade.
An even bigger thank you is due all the support we had from the community of Bayou Vista/Omega Bay to make sure these guys were well rewarded for their work. We had over $2500 in donations, gift cards, liquor, gifts and services to award the boaters who brought you the parade. What a great place we live in! There is a list below of all who supported us - my apologies if I missed anyone.
Of course we appreciate John Thomas for opening up his house to the after party and Skip Swackhamer for the music. And thank you to the universe for the beautiful weather and full moon to light the way. The night could not have been more perfect.
And most of all, for me, thank you to Kathy Chrappa and Donna Mayeaux for all that you did to help make this happen! We make a great team!
Thanks to our 2019 supporters
The Kidwells, Sigrun Burke, the Cotters, Bayside Chic,
Cheryl & David Sowder Cruise Planners, Texas Marine,
the Henrys, Jean Marie Loeffler, Judy Steffens, Vista Views,
Londyn Bridges, Salt Water Garden Club, The Clip Joint,
Texas Heart Home Care, Mary’s Sweet Shoppe,
Ralph Craig, Jennifer Acklen, Yvonne Grayson of AMCAP,
Andrea Patterson, Skip Swackhamer, Baja Cantina,
Bayou Bistro, Creative & Caasco Signs,
GC Sheriff’s Office – John Venzke, Bayou Vista Police Department,
Dale Hudgins, Brian Butler, Blanca Gutierrez, the Woodens,
Kathy Chrappa Dream Vacations, Bayou Vista Fishing Club,
Mickey’s Marine, Bayou Vista Beverages, Nick Stepchinski,
John Thomas, Barbie Miller, Mari Berend,
Brad at Ron Hoover, Bart Price Gulf Coast,
Chris Darr, Linda Toth, Bobby Martin, Shane Justus,
Nathan Haley, the Johnstones, Gulf Coast Computer