Blessing of the Fleet

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BLESSING OF THE FLEET AND PARADE OF BOATS

DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2016

THEME: “YOUR FAVORITE SPORT”

A SUB THEME IS “CON TRIOS YACHT CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY”

PARADE STARTING POINTS:

1:00 PM Yacht Club of St. Louis lead by Captain Dutch Hauhe in the cruiser “Scoundrel”

1:00 PM Alton Marina lead by Captain John Bloch in the cruiser “Audy B II”

2:15 PM Blessing Commences at Shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers

CELEBRANT:

Reverend Robert L. Banken – St. Francis of Assisi Parish

JUDGES:

Craig Tredway – Commodore of Con Trios Yacht Club
Bill Kelley – Webmaster of www.RiverBills.com
Mark Adams – President, St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Awards presentation immediately after the Parade at the LaRosa Cabana Bar in front of My River Home Marina.

Decorate YOUR BOAT and JOIN US!

VIEWING THE PARADE FROM LAND

Non boating spectators are invited to watch from the Shrine, Driftwood Bar and neighboring Mike’s LaRosa Cabana Bar / My River Home Marina where courtesy boat docks are available. Driftwood Bar and Longshot Saloon will both have food and drink available. They are within walking distance of each other so you can enjoy a full day of fun on the river. Other locations to watch the parade pass by are The Boathouse Food & Deck. Duck Club Yacht Club, Grafton Harbor, Loading Dock, Alton Marina