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Old 11-22-2011, 12:02 AM
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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 theescent City . Then later that evening more parties and festivities will go on with you and this sensation group of guys and girls.

In St Johns river then to Dunnís Creek across Crescent Lake and on to Lunch in CrFlorida 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
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Is the Toys for Tots run on sat., just down to the Welaka City dock and drop off the toys to the USMC, have lunch there, then it's back to the Quality Inn Palatka? Just curious as what the float plan is for Sat.
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Heading down to jacksonville next wednesday, will be on the st johns everyday after that....we will be staying in orange park, can anyone tell me how long it takes on the water to get from green cove springs to palakta?
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from orange park its 45 miles, no speed limits or no wake zones the entire way
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Is the Toys for Tots run on sat., just down to the Welaka City dock and drop off the toys to the USMC, have lunch there, then it's back to the Quality Inn Palatka? Just curious as what the float plan is for Sat.
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The boaters will be dropping the toys off at Walaka. About a mile away is the Welaka Lodge where we raft off and order sandwiches and a cool one.

That evening Russ has music and you can have dinner at the hotel. Beef o'Bradys has the restaurant part of the hotel now. The bar at the hotel has just been re furbed and looks very nice. Great deck overlooking the river.

See you Saturday week.
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Arriving sat morning, is the boat ramp still adjacent to the Sherrifs Office? Is there adaquate parking?
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crystal cove marina might suit some of the bigger boats better It is a $5 pay ramp about 2 miles from host hotel...
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[QUOTE=Boomer35;3555273]from orange park its 45 miles, no speed limits or no wake zones the entire way[QUOTE]

Can you reccomend any good spots to check out while im down there...I'm from orange Park but its been years since I've been on the river?
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[QUOTE=gotstreetracin;3556272][QUOTE=Boomer35;3555273]from orange park its 45 miles, no speed limits or no wake zones the entire way
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Can you reccomend any good spots to check out while im down there...I'm from orange Park but its been years since I've been on the river?
Make sure your in front of hotel friday morning by 11 am . The run down Dunns creek is really fun and lunch at 3 bananas is great.

If your coming by boat a group from Jacksonville is leaving about 9 am friday . Hook up with them or trailer down to Palatka.
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