By Coastal Breeze News Staff
The Isles of Capri had a jam-packed Christmas season with events and decorating. The annual Christmas party began at 6 PM on December 16th at the community center with a pot luck meal and lots of conversation. It was a time to reconnect with all of those who were returning to the Isles.
Ted Decker, president of Capri Community Inc, announced the names of the white elephant gift exchange and each person selected a gift.
Capri boat parade was one of the best with 15 boats decorated stem to stern. With the new rules the boats had to be decorated on all sides and do a 360 in front of the judges. The parade was led by Capri Fire Boat with boat parade coordinator Chuck Walton’s Rebound, next (awarded the spirit award). San Juan Special owned by Ted Decker, Life Is Good by John DeMarco, Cocktail Hour by Skip Lakey, Miss Lina by Stew Blakely and a boat by Scott and Sean Hurly were in the parade.
In addition Judy Ann, owned by John Vosika and Bikini Tini, Mike Kochis’ boat. John Roger’s Sasha was awarded “the Legends of Capri award” by the judges for always having an outstanding boat.
Gem Remotes by Richard Shanahan was followed by Mike Cox’s Pago Pirate. Nameless was Henry Fletcher’s boat. The best overall boat was awarded to Christopher Kringles captained by Justin Hanna depicting Santa riding a huge dragon and lending support to Chief Rod. Sea Tow was last. Boat US left the parade to take a call from a stranded boat off Keywaden Island.
It was difficult to ascertain who had the most fun, the boaters or the audience along the water ways with parties everywhere. All agreed the parade was the best ever.
Capri streets are lined with bright house decorations. All decorated houses were included in the judging.
The golf cart parade organized by Debbie O’Dean found a dozen participants. The one hour parade covered all the streets on island one, then through the business district and on to island two. After that it was off to Pelican St and the rest of Capri.
• Bocce starts January 9th with captains meeting at 9.
• General Meeting January 10, dues are due.
• Board meeting 5 PM January 24.
• Pot Luck Supper January 24 at 6 PM
• All Island Yard Sale January 28, (rain date 29) 9 to 2.
Check the bulletin board for times and dates of bridge, Mah Jongg, and exercise classes.