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Officers and committee chairmen for 2014 will be named at the Reorganization Meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10 at the Community Center.
For the 24th year, Rotonda West will launch the holiday season with its traditional "Gazebo & Tree Lighting Ceremony and Board Parade" at the Oakland Hills Marina on Saturday, November 30.
At dusk, Event Chairman Earl Haas will flip the switch and the Marina Island will come alive with hundreds of holiday lights. At the same time, a fleet of about one dozen lighted and decorated boats will enter the Marina's basin as holiday music by MC Leo Leviton fills the air. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their grand appearance aboard one of the boats.
Boat Parade Chairman Andy Van Scyoc promises surprises by the boat fleet captains to add to the festivities. Boats will proceed to the Pebble Beach Memorial Park along the Rotonda River and return.
The colorful event was first conceived in 1989 by Earl Simpson and his late wife, Alyn, and has been carried forward ever si
Another feature is the presence of Englewood firefighters, who will welcome the kids aboard a fire truck.
Refreshments will be offered by the Rotonda West Woman's Club and The Hills Restaurant.
A cadre of volunteers will be busy decorating entry bridges and memorial parks around the community, as well as the Marina Island. David Kelly is chairman of the Decorations Committee.
On the following Saturday, December 7, the 7th Annual Christmas Holiday Parade will step off at 2 p.m. at Rotonda Boulevard North and proceed down Rotonda Circle to the Oakland Hills Marina. Spectators are requested to bring non-perishable canned goods, toys and cash for Englewood Helping Hand.
These holiday events are coordinated by members of the RWA's Community Relations Committee.
Bright holiday lights and decorations will be featured on the Oakland Hills Marina island for the holidays. Lighting ceremony and boat parade are set for dusk on Saturday, November 30. Photo by David Pulaski.