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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    The boating toys for tots tour . in Fla

    The U.S. Marines Would like to invite all boaters to The Boating Toys For Tots Tour . This will take place on the Saint Johns Toys river in Florida on the Dec 7th weekend
    Friday Dec 6th
    . Lunch run down the river
    Evening meet and greet
    Dinner at host hotel
    Live band party

    Saturday Dec 7th
    A Captains meeting at 10AM
    The Toy run to Welaka
    Collection of toys by the US Marines
    Lunch at the Welaka Lodge
    Dinner at Host Hotel
    Another Live band party at the Host Hotel .

    Make room reservations early[[Quality Inn Palatka 386 328 3481] as rooms fill quickly ]
    We are looking for vendors and sponsors for this event contact [email protected]
    E-mail or call for more information .
    Rus Matos 407 760 3481

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    1 There is a new more convenient date for the TFT tour. Dec 7th weekend .
    2 The weather in Florida is always great that time of year.
    3 The location of the Boating Toys for Tots Tour is a great next event after the Key West world championships/ poker run
    4 . one can stay In Palatka a week for what it cost to stay in Key West ONE day*
    5. Dockage is FREE at the host hotel.
    6. Meals and drinks are way more affordable at the TFT tour
    7. The waterway if fresh water -way friendlier to parts and equipment .
    8. There are no speed limits on the waterways .*
    9. It is a multi day event*
    10. Guests come from all over the nation to enjoy this TFT tour .*
    11. It is the first and original boating toys for tots tour*
    12. It is an official US marine Toys For Tots event*
    13. It is supported by the Mayors office of Palatka Welaka and Crescent city .*
    14. The Sheriffs office has an active helping this event succeed as instructed by the city fathers . “Respect these boater as they give a lot to our community”
    15. The Town Mayor speaks at the captains meeting*
    16. The Sheriffs office speaks at the captains meeting *
    17. Rus is very accepting of input from tour guests.
    There are not a lot of rules or regimentation .
    18. The Friday lunch run covers the d twisty est water way of any boat run in the nation*
    19. The Friday lunch stop is pure Florida Charm.*
    20. The Friday night dinner is always at a great site that always has great seafood .
    21. The Friday night party brings out a great band for the entertainment of the TFT tour guests*
    22. Breakfast is FREE at the host hotel.*
    23. FREE the Event is free to run in just bring a toy in your boat and go on the tour.*
    24. Registration is optional .*
    25. Registration is reasonably priced , about 25X less than many poker runs*
    26. you get 99.9% of the fun of many poker run for about 4% of the price . If you register .. optional.*
    27. Registration is a bargain for the price of a T-shirt you get a T-shirt admission into TWO live band parties a stack of raffle ticket and a chance to win pile of fun stuff.
    28. The community embraces the boater as this community look to riverfront tourism to be there major attraction.
    29. The event venue is aces sable by water all the way east central Florida Christmas Fl to Jackson Ville*
    30. Every kind of boat is welcome, No jet skis please. .*
    31. There is lots to explore on this waterway – The St Johns River*
    32. The St John is one of only two rivers in the world that flow north.*
    33. Within 2 hours ride of the host hotel you can be at the most phenomenal sprig s in Florida 72 degrees all year round*
    34. Sensational people come to this event .*
    35. The focus of the event is not on winning with your great poker hand but to make a deserving child a winner with your generosity
    36. There are several real viable ramp sites to launch at within 2 minutes from the host hotel.*
    37. The parties are come as you are wear a tux or flip flops is about the fun !!!
    38. The restaurant at the host hotel is Beef OBradies so it is a known menu*
    39. We will not double charge your charge card.
    40. Rus will answer the phone with your call 24/7*
    41. there are no for the sake of profit chargers . I want it to be a good deal for all persons especially my guests … and yes of course the kids.*
    42 there are not a lot of rules and regulations
    43 . everyone helps everyone. You will not be left dead in the water if your boat fails.*
    44. the Quality Inns room rates are about2/3 of other hotels less , a room can be had for about $80
    45. It is fun to shop for toys*
    46. there is a more relaxed atmosphere at the TFT tour , maybe because it is about giving and kids and doing for others*
    47. Premium fuel is available right on the water*
    48. Even at the super low registration price there are dozen and dozens of give event T-shirts . We have them waiting*
    49. There is more joy for a child who gets your gift than there is in having a good poker hand*
    50. … I will think of more how about you … let me know ... Coming to the Toys tour makes you attractive and sexy
    50. You are in control of how much you want to give
    51. the live bands at the TWO parties are sensational
    52. What else can be better than being out on the boat with your friends in FLA making the Holiday great for lots of kids*
    53. you do not have to pre-order your event shirt
    54. Drinks at the bar are 2 for $7.oo ..... seven bucks for a buzz
    55. 55. The Quality Inn Palatka [ the host hotel ]has a special deal for those coming to the Toys 4 Tots tour .A guest can pay $5.00 (plus tax) extra and receive a $15.00 gift voucher for Beef'O Bradys-Palatka. This will be a great value to the guest.
    56. you do not have to be a member of a club to run on the tour
    57. The price is the same no matter how big or fast your boat is .or how slow
    58. we do not have a charge for a safety helicopter , because we do not have one
    59. we do not penalize for misspelling

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