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      Southern Profile from page 1                      based on lights, enthusiasm,
                                                        and themed décor! Participating
        MIAPBC will collect toys by land and by sea for   vessels are eligible to receive up
      Toys for Tots and Little Smiles. During the first week of   to $10,000 in cash and prizes.
      November, donation boxes will be placed throughout the     All vessels must be registered
      county for toy drop-offs. During the boat parade, there   by Nov. 28. Entry is free
      will be a “toy fleet” of boats traveling along the parade   with $40 refundable deposit.
      route that will make convenient dockside pickups. Simply   For more information, visit
      wave a flashlight when you see a boat with toy drive or
      signage, and uniformed Marines and volunteers will pull   call (561) 863-0012.
      right up to your dock to collect your donations. Last year,     You can follow the boat parade
      MIAPBC received more than 14,000 toys.            virtually  using  the  free  GPS
        “The parade has become an honored tradition for   app  KnowWake!  KnowWake
      so many people throughout the years,” says MIAPBC   maps coastal waterways for
      Executive Director Alyssa Freeman. “With our toy fleet   both Android and iPhone users.
      and donation boxes, we hope to spread a lot of holiday   Simply download the app, create
      cheer to children across South Florida.”          an account, and track the parade
        The MIAPBC invites local businesses to participate   as it makes its way to the Jupiter
      as boat parade sponsors, with packages starting at $500.   Inlet Lighthouse. Light up the
      Package  benefits  vary  and  include  business  exposure   holidays this year with MIAPBC!          Boat Parade. The Palm Beach International Boat Show
      through television, radio, print, digital, social media, and   About Marine Industries Association Of Palm Beach   features billions of dollars of yachts and accessories, with
      public relations. A sponsorship guarantees access to the   County                                    an economic impact of $1.05 billion statewide and $4.7
      MIAPBC’s exclusive VIP Viewing Party, with premium     The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach   billion in Palm Beach County. MIAPBC supports over 40
      views of the boat parade, along with entertainment, food,   County, Inc. (MIAPBC) is a not-for-profit organization   local marine-related events and nonprofits that protect
      and drinks. This year, the parade’s top sponsors include   formed in 1986. Their mission is to promote and protect   and promote the marine industry in Palm Beach County
      the Town  of  Jupiter,  Safe  Harbor  North  Palm  Beach   the sound growth of the marine industry in Palm Beach   and beyond, with a portion providing scholarships to
      Marina, Harbourside Place, Florida Blue, Post 32, and   County for the benefit and education of its members, the   deserving students. Since its inception, the MIAPBC has
      Freedom Boat Club.                                community, and the environment. The MIAPBC brings the   donated over $2.5 million to local nonprofit organizations
        Register your boat today and be part of this holiday   community two annual signature events: the Palm Beach   and scholarship candidates.
      tradition. A panel of judges will evaluate each vessel   International Boat Show and the Palm Beach Holiday                        Photos by Sean Paul


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