Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club hosts July 4 Star Spangled Boat Parade

Glorious passes in review. Joining Capt. Dan and Debby Hoyt aboard were Randy and Carolyn Graham and Len and Lynne Engstrom.

A flotilla of decorated boats and junior sailors in their small sailboats on July 4 paraded past a crowd of spectators on Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club’s dock and neighboring yards along Indian Creek.

Past commodore Terry Greene and his wife Nancy were the parade grand marshals, reported fleet captain Robert Wayland. George and Barbara Fentress organized the parade for the Indian Creek Yacht Club.

Special recognition was bestowed on the sailing vessel Glorious, captained and crewed by Dan and Debby Hoyt, which received the Commodore’s Award from Bill Whitney.

The crew showed wonderful spirit and delivered the best salute in their beautifully decorated vessel as it passed in front of the judges, said Whitney.

Promises Kept, under the command of Dennis and Fran Sulik was the most patriotic boat over 30 feet in length. Caroline, crewed by Steve and Lori Richardson and “Honoring Hometown Heroes,” was most patriotic boat under 30 feet. Dreamer II, owned by Bill and Kim Pate, received honorable mention for decorations and an a capella rendition of “God Bless America.”

A traditional Independence Day picnic followed the parade, said Wayland.