Blessing of the Fleet Day
SUNDAY AUG. 1ST 2004
SUPPORT THE FLEET"
Sunday Aug. 1st is the
36th annual Blessing of the Fleet we take
this opportunity to recognize another great organization our
United States Coast Guard on it's upcoming 214th birthday
Wednesday, August 4. Thank you for your continued support of the
BOF and thank you for your service!
Boat " Rollin Quarters" .belonging to Paul
and Linda Merryman leaves the dock with Grand Marshal:
Commissioner of the General Land Office, Hon. Jerry Patterson, BOF,
Ralph Yarborough and distinguished guest.
HON. Wayne Rast, Kemah City Council. HON Mary Anne
City Council and Husband Fred, Carol McCants, Board Member,Kemah
Community Development Corparation and owner of (Carol & Company and
the Hula Hut in the Kemah Lighthouse Dist.)
Lisa Glenn ( author )
"WIND IN THE FACE" (Kemah means
wind in the Face)
A book that takes place between Washington, D.C. and Kemah, Texas
and is accented with local color, coast to coast. will be at the
Boardwalk Most of the day as a very special part part of this
years Blessing of the Fleet. She will be available to sign copies
of her book.
Boats will be lined up in parade order in Clear Lake and be
placed in order
all boats must be in this lineup and begin slow precession to the Kemah
The Blessing, Boat Parade, Ceremonial memorial wreath toss into the
water and Judging at
1. Monsignor Eugene Cargill of St. Mary's Catholic Church, League City,
2. Rev. David Right Southshore
Non- Denominational Church, Kemah, 281-538-1751
Master of Ceremony :
1. Tim Anderson, G.M. Kemah Boardwalk.
2. Hon. Kelly Williams, Kemah City Councilwoman and
Galveston County. Assisting, Husband WCID #12 Board Member
3. Hon. Paul Williams:
Clergy and Judges Master of Ceremony and Media will all be
at the Cadillac Authentic Mexican Restaurant Waterfront #7
Kemah Boardwalk on the Deck upstairs
1. Hon. Ken Clark, County
Commissioner Pct., 4 Galveston Co.
2. Bryan Stokes, VP Texas
First Bank, Kemah
3. Tom Hults, President
Seabrook Seafood (A BOF Founding Family)
4. Clifford Hillman,
President, Hillman Oyster Company
(A BOF Founding Family?)
5. Hon. Mark A. Foster, J.P.,
1. Crowning of
King Neptune (Don't miss this)!
2. Award Ceremony in the Fountain
Plaza on the
stage/bandstand at the Kemah Boardwalk with many surprises.
Early Bird Drawing
1. Shrimp Boat.
2. Pleasure Craft.
SPECIAL FLAG PRESENTATION
BY CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL
AND STATE REP. LARRY
Early Bird Drawing
Page will be frequently updated!
require additional information, or have questions,
Worthington, Public Relations for
Ralph Yarborough, Boat Parade Chairman at (281) 334-2303