CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Mistletoe Mania, Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake and Vernon's Lakeside sponsored the 1st Annual CCL Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 19. After so many holiday activities were canceled Renee Weaver of Mistletoe Mania was searching for a way to spread holiday cheer, in a COVID-19 friendly way. Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Beacon Hill Joe McGinley has always wanted to host a Christmas Boat Parade. Partnering up with Weaver only made sense with her background in event coordinating with her sister company sEaSCAPE Travel & Events. Together the two sat down and devised a plan. McGinley is extremely experienced boating on CCL and formed the route while Weaver formed the advertising. Vernon's was the perfect place to host the five guest judges and spectators since they have docks and an outside area for social distancing.
The registration process was online, quick and easy. The cost, nothing but a donation for The Refuge of Cedar Creek Lake, a local food pantry in Kemp. Spectators were asked to donate non perishable foods in lieu of a fee. Food was piled up at the Beacon Hill sales office in Kemp; Mistletoe Mania in GBC and on the day of the event, Vernon’s Lakeside was overwhelmed with donations for the food pantry.
Taking first place and a $500 Prize was Kirk Kolby, second place and a $200 prize was Terri Glover and third place with a $100 Prize was Cindy Milligan. First place winner Kolby donated $100 back to The Refuge and Glover donated $50 back to The Refuge.
Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake has announced they are partnering back up with Mistletoe Mania, who recently announced they will be open year-round as a specialty boutique, for a CCL St. Patrick’s Day Boat Parade March 13, 2021 (weather permitting). You can find all the details to this event as they are announced on the Social Media pages for Mistletoe Mania or Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake events, email email@example.com for additional details.
“On behalf of Mistletoe Mania and Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake, we want to thank every person who donated to The Refuge of Cedar Creek Lake, everyone who supported the boat parade, who supported our community and showed their CCL spirit. We hope to continue to embrace a spirit of community with more events such as these.” Renee Weaver, Mistletoe Mania and Joe McGinley, Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake.