2023 Keoka Lighted Boat Parade
The judges were Rich Orr (Keoka Lake Association) and Chris Searles (Keoka Beach Campground). The quality of competition was excellent which made the judging difficult, Nevertheless, our unanimous conclusion was:
1st Place -- Yoda's First Christmas. Charlie Tarbel
2nd Place -- Keoka Strikes Back (Star Wars) Nicole Agganis
3rd Place -- Horse and Wagon Kurt Hilarides
Best Small Boat -- Patty Tingley
Best Dock -- The Eaton's of Starbird Point
The judges decided that the contest for "worst boat" was too competitive, It was impossible to identify a winning loser. So exercising our authority as judges we decided to award the fourth prize to the Best Small Boat, The winner was "Barbie Dream Car" - Pati Tingley
The boaters voted on best dock decorations and awarded that prize to Starbird Point.
Finally, at the award ceremony, the boaters reported that there was an excellent turnout on the docks and beaches around the lake, Estimates of the total number of people watching from the shore ran as high as 100 people or more, So the event touched many more people than the participants.
Thank you all for participating and making this event a success, Looking forward to an even bigger and better THIRD lighted boat parade in 2024!!
Yoda's First Christmas
Team Tarbell secured first place with a boat loaded with the holiday spirit. They won a $150 gift certificate to the KBC gas dock.
Barbie's Dream Car
Patty Tingley went all in on her Barbie car as she drove around the lake. Where is Ken?
Hurray for the Red, White & Blue!
Scott and Tanda Butts displayed their spirit of America with their boat featuring Uncle Sam and the Eagle.
Kokosing Lights Up
The Kokosing gang came out in force to cheer on the parade boats.
Tom and Mole's dock lit up the night - including a decorated kayak on the raft!
The Cutler clan was out in force. Lovely lake birds!
Keoka Strikes Back
Nicole Agganis' boat featured light saber battles and Darth Vader. She won a $100 gift certificate to the KBC gas dock.
Claire Stock Continues
Jon and Claire Pendergast continued the legend of ClaireStock 2023.
Team Loon or Team Eagle
Jim and Dianne Flynn's boat celebrated both of Keoka's feathered families.
These islanders are under siege from shark!
Stone's Cove Dock
Krishna Johnson's dock lit up the cove.
Last Year's Tarbell Entry
Horse & Wagon
Kurt Hilarides' placed for the second year in a row. Kurt's boat is electric so he will get $50 merchandise gift certificate to The Store at KBC.
Decked Out Dock
The Eaton's showed off their decorating skills and wowed everyone with their display on Starbird Point.
Bill Robichaud and his merry band of pirates were scouring Keoka for treasure.
Keoka Lake Monster
Brenda Hambleton and Mick Bosowski say that the monster slipped into the water this year - watch out for tentacles as you go around the lake....
The Love Boat - Last Year
Darren and Michelle Prince