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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:05AM

Boat parade may get canceled, needs more boaters

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The Venice Christmas Boat Parade, which was on the verge of being canceled Thursday, received enough applications from boaters for organizers to go ahead with the event on Saturday, Dec. 7. But more boaters are still needed.

Tim Smolarick


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Few things rival the feeling the night that the Christmas Boat Parade brings to our community each winter.

The electricity just before the event, the anticipation the children bring, and the peace we feel as adults adds to the spirit of Christmas unlike any event I can think of. While most of us have the challenge of finding a good seat for the festivities and then keeping kids or grandkids in check until that first boat arrives, there is a group out there that breathes a sigh of relief as they have accomplished yet another parade of boats for us.

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