Byline: The Log Staff
NEWPORT BEACH — American Legion Yacht Club Post 291 on Newport Harbor once again livened up the bay July 4 with the Old Glory Boat Parade, in which boaters decorated their vessels to showcase patriotism and pride in America.
More than 30 boats entered this year’s parade, with many more non-entries following the parade route. Boat owners who registered in the parade were invited to a July 22 banquet, where winners were announced and prizes were awarded.
“It was another great year on the water, with boat owners doing a great job decorating their boats — and it was another great banquet,” said Old Glory Parade Committee member Myrna Chan.
Winners of this year’s parade awards are:
Sweepstakes Award: Elation; Paul R. Gerst.
Commodore Award: Champagne Lady; Peggy Jo Sherrow.
Theme: Kani Nalu; Todd Terray.
Spirit: Cartnan; William Carlton Spencer.
Costumes: Mijra; Larry and Vanessa Butler.
Decoration: Bug Tug; Bruce Schoenberger.
Animation: Manalea; Janelle and Mike Starkweather.
Sound: Blue Sky; Dan and Cheryl Perry.
Powerboat: Skiptown; Mike Jarvis.
Sailboat: Lucky Star; Mark Wyland.
Electric Boat: Spending It; Lou and Jill Nese.
Wood Classic: Fairwind; Skipper Tim Bercovitz.
Tug Boat: Tug ‘O My Heart; Jeanie Lowry.
Judges’ Discretion Award: Oasis V; Linda Boulton