Davis R. Chant Realtors has hosted the boat parade at Wally Lake Fest since the beginning. Fine weather prevailed this year as last, with numerous decorated boats filing past the Tafton Dike.
Pete Helms, president of Davis R. Chant Realtors, announced the following winners:
$1,000 grand prize winner: boat # 2. Indian theme. Carrie Martini and crew.
$300 runner up prize winner: boat # 5. Pirate theme. Gary Passanante and crew.
$200 3rd place prize winner: boat # 28. Wizard of Oz boat. John Morel & crew.
Quality of the entries so surpassed last year that Helms added an additional $500 for runner up prizes while out on the lake.
"We had the same number of boats register this year as last year, but the effort put into the boats was much more by far this year," said Abby Pittenger, Davis R. Chant Realtors. "Having that $1,000 grand prize out there had people really into decorating the boats. This was our best parade yet and we expect it to just grow from here."
The judges were District Judge Bonnie Carney; President of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Carl Wilgus and Craig Zabransky who is the main blogger on stayadventurous.com.