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Yellow Submarine wins Chasco Boat Parade

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on April 17, 2019

The New Port Richey Rotary Club hosted the annual  Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade on Saturday, April 6.  The parade began at Hooters on Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey and made its way south on the Cotee River arriving at Sims Park around 1:45 p.m. Boat entries included businesses, schools, nonprofits, organizations, individuals or families. This year’s these was “Anchors Away!”

The Grand Prize winner was actually three boats: the main boat as the yellow submarine, a kayak as a airplane, and a third boat full of Beatlemania fans.

Co-chairing the Boat Parade were New Port Richey Rotarians Amy Finoti-Marin and  Blaise Simon.

It’s a fun event and a time-honored tradition of the Chasco Fiesta presented by hosted by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey. It is also the oldest annual boat parade in Florida. Ten cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,000 will be presented to winners at a Rotary awards luncheon at the Spartan Manor on April 24. Judging is based on theme, spirit, originality and use of decorations.

Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade
Sponsored by Covanta
Judging Results
April 6, 2019

Theme: Anchors Away

$1.000 GRAND PRIZE – BEST OVERALL BOAT
Theme:    Yellow Submarine by Gulf High Alumni 1924-1967+    #316


NON-PROFIT / SCHOOLS CATEGORY
1st Place ($500):   Calusa Cruise Club                              Theme: US Coast Guard Cutter                                      Boat # 313
2nd Place ($300):  PACE Center for Girls                          Theme:   2nd Star from the Right, student murals        Boat # 312
3rd Place: ($200):  Genesis Schools                                 Theme:  Fl. Waterways (Flurry of Flamingos)                Boat # 315

PRIVATE / FAMILY / INDIVIDUAL / GROUP
1st Place ($500):  Hansen Family                                      Theme: Viking Ship                                                            Boat # 512
2nd Place ($300):  The Brewin Family                               Theme:   Mermaids & Divers                                            Boat # 511
3rd Place: ($200):  Schicky’s Shuttle                                Theme: Titanic                                                                     Boat # 513

PROFIT / BUSINESS CATEGORY
1st Place ($500):   Sunset Landing                                  Theme:  Viking Ship                                                            Boat # 714
2nd Place ($300):  Meares Plumbing                                Theme:  Fire Rescue boat w/water cannons                Boat # 711
3rd Place: ($200):  N. Tampa Chamber                             Theme: Under The Sea                                                     Boat # 712

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The New Port Richey Rotary Club was established in 1959 and meets every Wednesday for lunch at noon at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The club has organized the annual Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade for nearly 25 years. Greg Smith is the current president of the club for 2108-2109.

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional persons united world-wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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