The Us Marines would like every person with a kind heart and a power boat to join the festivities of the 2011 Boating Toys for tots tour . This event is Free to participate in . All that is needed is that you and your boat and a NEW toy be at the Quality Inn In Palatka FL [386 328 3481 book rooms early for a special rate] on Saturday Dec 3rd at 10 AM there will be a captains meeting to cover some safety and navigation concerns. At 1130 AM the Tour begins in the water at the Palatka bridge and goes 25 miles South Down the St John River to the Welaka City Dock .There the US Marine and a celebrity receiving crew will be waiting to receive you with cheers and applause to collect your toys and gifts.
Lunch is available at the Welaka Lodge after drop off . Then back to the Quality Inn for more festivities and fun Beef Obrady will be providing a great dining menu and a sensational party that evening.
On December 2nd boaters and their guests will meet at the Quality dock for the Friday lunch run at 11Am our Toys for tots flotilla will depart and go South down the St Johns river then to Dunn’s Creek across Crescent Lake and on to Lunch in Crescent City . Then later that evening more parties and festivities will go on with you and this sensation group of guys and girls.
In Florida during this season it is very common to enjoy weather in the mid 60s and 70s
The St John River has NO speed limits in this area . Please note that this event is not a race or speed event to with we encourage all obey all rules and laws of safe boating to operate your boat in a prudent and safe manner . Most of all be safe conduct yourself with good sportsmanship as we would love to see you at this event for next 247 years. For more Information about the Boating toy fr Tots tour Contact Rus Matos.
We are also seeking vendors and sponsors pleas contact Rus Matos 407 760 3481
As stated the Boating toys for tots run is free to participate in we welcome all to bring a toy and enjoy the run on the river . There is a small charge for registration that gives you an event T-shirt and admission to the Toys for tots parties and prizing