A great Village Facebook post from 2015. It was my pleasure at that time to recognize the team behind the annual Palmetto Bay Boat Parade and Food Drive: (back) Dave Lundy and Noel Schael, and (front, l to r) Luis Fernandez, young Matthew and Victor, and Rainer Schael.
The Palmetto Bay Canal Association had been holding an annual Boat Parade and Canned Food Drive over many years. It provided a wonderful opportunity for friends and neighbors to get together as a community and express their holiday spirit through brightly lit boats cruising throughout the Village’s picturesque canals.
A very important component of the Boat Parade is the Canned Food Drive. Each year, the members of the Canal Association encourage boaters and parade watchers to donate canned goods that assists the Village of Palmetto Bay in its annual food drive effort. The cooperation and collaboration that the Village receives from the donations provided at the Boat Parade greatly increases the number of food items that we can provide to those less fortunate. Residents Rainer and Noël Schael have remained dedicated, tireless, and consistent in their coordination and leadership of the Palmetto Bay Canal Association and Canned Food Drive. With the service of these outstanding residents, the Village benefits from the festive and fun Boat Parade, but also feeds those who are in need of our help. Their giving spirit is commendable and invaluable. Thank you to the Palmetto Bay Canal Association for your spirit of community and good will to all!
Prior posts relating to the Palmetto Bay Canal Association, Boat Parades: (CLICK HERE).