Bayou Vista Christmas Boat Parade
December 9, 2006

1st Place -  Mary & Gerry Hart with elf Gay Reeves

2nd Place - Bobby Macklin & Bonnie

We had two 3rd Place winners this year!

Fire Chief Bill Radford

Bobby & Sharon Ballard

Tiny Tim - Travis Bleakney

Click here for a slide show of the Christmas boat parade & party!

What a great parade this year! I do want to thank everyone that donated this year. It is a big help for me, and the Captains really enjoy getting something for all the hard work they do. Here is a list of folks that you need to go visit and give a pat on the back of appreciation for me.

1st, 2nd & two 3rd place trophies donated by Mickey’s Marine in La Marque; The Grove Family.

Tiny Tim trophy donated by Neptune Properties in Bayou Vista; owner Billie Moore.

Salt Water Garden Club for providing the Judges and chili, which George Ayala once again cooked (it was delicious as always).
Balco Enterprises Inc. Plumbing, donated by Owner Bobby Ballard; $50.00 gift certificate

Linda McCall, Bayou Vista resident, one bottle of Blue Marlin Wine.

West Marine in Galveston, koozies/aqua sack water bottle, travel coffee grinder & blue ice chest.
Academy, two $25.00 gift certificate; picked up by Gerry & Mary Hart.
Gringo's Restaurant, one $25 Gift; picked up by Gerry & Mary Hart

The Hart’s also provided two deli party trays.

Candy Bouquet in Bay Town, picked up by Bonnie & Bobby Macklin.

Academy- two - $25.00 gift certificate; donated by Bonnie & Bobby Macklin.

Linden’s Marine Service, one bottle of Captain Morgan’s; picked up by Gerry & Mary Hart.

Bottle of booze, donated by Roger Farbecks (Boom Boom) & Gary Gartmen,

Bottle of booze, donated by Roger Farbecks (Boom Boom) & Gary Gartmen.

Gift Basket with afghan, movie, candy, popcorn, peanuts, coffee cups & hot chocolate; donated by Kim, Jerry & Dinky Whittington.

Best Publications, donated by Judy Steffens; 20 Putt - Putt Fun House (1 free game of golf or 8 Free game room tokens  & eleven Village Pizza & Seafood $10 Gift Certificates.

Boaters World in Galveston, eight Koozies; picked up by Gerry & Mary Hart.

Encore Motors, donated by Paul Patrick; one free state inspection worth $39.50.

Jammin’ Sportswear in Galveston, donated by owners John & Denise Taylor; $30.00 gift certificate & Cap.

Island Attitude in Galveston, donated by owners John & Denise Taylor; $30.00 gift certificate & visor.

Air By Lackey, donated by Robert Lackey; $25.00 gift certificate to Big Daddy’s BBQ.

Dennis Haywood Construction, donated $35.00, by Owner Dennis Haywood.

Bayou Bistro, donated by owners Peggy & Greg; two $25.00 gift certificates.

Special Expressions, donated by owner Kristie Sheppard; $25.00 gift certificate.

Apostle Home Health Care, donated by Margaret Paoli $50.00

Julio Mendoza, donated 10 bucks, which a gift certificate was purchased with.

Vista Video, donated by owner by Ed McKenzie; $20 gift certificate.

Tropical Oasis Tanning Salon, donated by owner Carol Hensley; gift certificate & Tanning lotion.

Big Daddy’s BBQ, donated by owners Cindy & Marion; two  $25.00 gift certificates.

Bayou Vista Beverages, donated by owner Carl Davis, liquor basket in tin wine bucket.

Hair Innovations, donated by owner Karen Owens; gift basket with gift certificate.

Gulf Coast Computers, donated by owners Brenda & Mark Johnstone; $75.00 gift certificate.

Wanda Williams Massage, donated by Wanda; two gift certificate.

$100.00, which drinks and gift certificates were purchased with; donated by Debbie & Hutch Hutchison.

Yaga Tropical Café, Five; $7.00 Gift Certificates.

Four tickets to Schlitterbahn/Winter Season; Donated by Mike Christian.

Four Tickets to Moody Gardens; donated by Mike Christian.
If I left anyone off I apologize and please let me know. 935-9544.
Remember the parade is ALWAYS the second Saturday in December, which will be the 8th in 2007.