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File #: P-2018-03    Version: 1 Name: 2017 Candy Cane Parade Awards
Type: Presentation Status: Filed
File created: 12/28/2017 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action: 1/17/2018
Title: Presentation Of Awards By Chuck Ellis, Director Of Parks, Recreation And Cultural Arts, To The Winners Of The 2017 Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade.

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Presentation Of Awards By Chuck Ellis, Director Of Parks, Recreation And Cultural Arts, To The Winners Of The 2017 Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade.

 

 

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Staff Recommends:  Presentation of Awards.

 

 

Explanation:

The City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts hosted the 62nd annual Candy Cane Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017 on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.  The theme of this year's parade was "Gingerbread Jamboree".

 

Clear skies and a slight breeze welcomed our guests as the annual tradition of ushering in the holiday season along the Broadwalk began. Upwards of 20,000 attendees joined the exciting celebration with about 750 participants in more than 60 parade entries.

 

As gingerbread houses of all types and sizes with their accompaniment of gingerbread girls, boys, ladies and gentlemen rolled down the Broadwalk, the most difficult job of the evening went to our judges.  We are extremely proud to recognize this year's parade winners.

 

Best School Marching Unit  ~  South Broward High School Band

 

Best Marching Group ~ Dance Through The Ages

 

Most Original  ~  Surfrider Foundation Broward Chapter

 

Best Float  ~  Santa, presented by Hollywood Jaycees

 

Best Children’s Entry  ~  Girl Scout Troop 10203

 

Brightest of the Night  ~  Dig-It Landscapes

 

Best Non-Profit Entry  ~  Mahi Shriners

 

Best Business Entry  ~  RNW Diesel & Rylee’s Daisy

 

As an added feature of the Candy Cane Parade, judges representing the Hollywood Beach Business Association judged exterior lighting for Hollywood Beach businesses.  The decorations within the beach area not only enhanced the parade but the entire Holiday Season.  The winners submitted by the HBBA of the Hospitality Awards are:

 

Best Decorated Business  ~  Taco Beach Shack

 

Best Decorated Small Lodging

                     Villa Sinclair Beach Suites and Spa

 

Best Decorated Hotel  ~  Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

 

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts extends our thanks to those who volunteered as judges for this year's event:  Gus Zambrano, Assistant City Manager of Sustainable Development; Kathy DiBona, representing the Hollywood Beach Business Association; Cate Framer, General Manager of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort; Shelby Gronvold, representing the PRCA Advisory board and Geomani Brooks, a Youth Ambassador for the City of Hollywood.

 

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Dr. Wazir Ishmael, City Manager

Chuck Ellis, Director, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

David Vazquez, Assistant Director, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts