Yellow Submarine wins Chasco Boat Parade
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
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
2nd Place ($300): PACE Center for Girls
3rd Place: ($200): Genesis Schools
PRIVATE / FAMILY / INDIVIDUAL / GROUP
1st Place ($500): Hansen Family
2nd Place ($300): The Brewin Family
3rd Place: ($200): Schicky’s Shuttle
PROFIT / BUSINESS CATEGORY
1st Place ($500): Sunset Landing
2nd Place ($300): Meares Plumbing
3rd Place: ($200): N. Tampa Chamber
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.