To the editor:
Christmas already, while not quite but now that the November balloting is complete, it will be time to decorate your boat for the FMB Chamber of Chamber's 24th annual boat parade. This year it will be on Saturday, Dec. 1.
If you were impressed with last year's boat parade, be ready to be dazzled with a greater turnout, free docking for entries, new categories for prizes and awards, a special after-parade party and much more for 2012.
December is just around the corner so be sure to contact the FMB Chamber for entry information or check the links on the website fortmyersbeachchamber.org/ (click on link on left side of site). You can also call the Chamber at 454-7500.
If you don't have a boat and want to participate, please contact Freedom Boat Club. They have generously offered to provide a boat and captain at no charge. All you have to do is decorate the boat, complete entry form, add some fun and tip the captain. Only a few boats available, so hurry.
Private and commercial entries are encouraged. It's a great way to publicize your company or civic groups' community involvement. If you want more info about entering please contact me through the chamber.
Capt. Ted Schindler
Fort Myers Beach