For the 2014-2015 Rotary year, the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston is switching up its annual fundraiser. In the past, the club has hosted an annual gala at the Francis Marion Hotel, relying on a live and silent auction for its RCCF fundraising. This year, President Digit Matheny is spearheading a new direction.
The first annual Light Up the Night Holiday Parade of Boats on December 13, 2014, combines two of the Lowcountry’s most beloved traditions – the allure of the harbor and twinkling holiday lights. The event is presented by the historic Rotary Club of Charleston and the City of Charleston in conjunction with the Charleston Sail and Power squadron.
A viewing party filled with the sounds of the season and captivating lights will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Boats adorned with colorful, twinkling lights will promenade past the viewing docks while guests on shore fill the air with their favorite holiday carols and feast on the scrumptious tastes of the season. This family-friendly event is sure to become a holiday tradition for young and old from far and near.
As an added bonus, you can make a $100 donation to the Rotary Club of Charleston Foundation for a chance to win a brand new Sea Fox boat! (See photo). With a retail value of $36,469, the Viper 180 Bay Boat features a 90XA HP Yamaha motor, Magic Tilt trailer, Infinity stereo Garmin Echo 50, Pro Package accessories and a 48-quart cooler.
And remember, all funds raised through this event will continue to benefit dozens of local non-profit organizations.
For more information, visit www.CharlestonParadeofBoats.com