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After several years’ absence boat club parade comes back


OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Boat Club boat parade has returned.

It has been several years since the last event, but now the Ocean Pines Boat Club is again sponsoring the parade for 2014. The parade will take place Saturday, July 26, at Pintail Park beginning at 2 p.m. The rain date will be July 27.  

The theme for the parade is “Fantasy” and entries should reflect the theme.  

To register or for more information, e-mail All entry forms must be received no later than June 30.

After assembling the boats at 1:30 p.m., the parade route will take place in the South Ocean Pines area canals and start from Pintail Park at 2 p.m. The judging of the boats will take place at the Grand Canal starting at 2:45 p.m. After the boats have finished the parade route they will return to Pintail Park for the awards ceremony or participants can take their boats home and return by car.

The boat club would like to make this event a family affair each year. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers, children, and come have a good time and relax for a day of fun and games.

There will be games for the children and adults to play, such as ring toss, horse races, bocci ball, hula hoop contest, chicken dance contest and balloon toss. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Crabby the Clown will be on hand and MDA Poster child will be there, as well. The Kiwanis Club’s “Dog Team” will sell drinks and hot dogs and other food venders will be available as well.

The Honor Guard from the American Legion Post #166 of Ocean City will present the colors and will start the parade with the national anthem at 2 p.m.

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