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32nd Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

Come down to Legends Sports Bar in the afternoon and grab a great seat to watch this year’s Belmont Shore Christmas Parade!

2013 Winning Floats

SPECTATOR APPEAL: WESTERLY SCHOOL: Westerly School is celebrating 20 years as an independent, non-profit, K-8 school whose mission is to develop each child intellectually, emotionally, morally, and physically. Founded in 1993 and located in Long Beach, Westerly encourages creative and independent thinking, the development of personal responsibility and academic excellence. The momentum of Westerly School continues-preparing students with Innovative learning for Creative Minds!

BEST USE OF THEME: SCHOONER AT SUNSET: Schooner at Sunset, Sunset Beaches all new gastro pub and diverse live music venue, is proud to present this SCHOONER which depicts everything Pirate (AAARRRRGGGGHHHH). Designed by Curtis Fullerton operator of Schooner at Sunset, son of Denise Lund & nephew of Denny Lund, owners. Featuring Long Beach’s latest super group, “Jelly of the Month Club.” Who would have ever thought that some of Long Beach’s most successful rock musicians would cut their mullets and retire their leather pants long enough to create a children’s band and cd that is absolutely stunning kids and critics alike? This group features original members of Sublime, The Ziggens and Zen Robbi. Beach Kids love Jelly of the Month Club’s hysterical songs about lemonade stands, dolphins and waffles as evidenced by today’s enthusiastic young devotees singing with and jogging alongside the group while they perform. I’m sure that all pirates agree that this band for kids is RRRRRRRsome (awesome). Sail into Schooner at Sunset on PCH in Sunset Beach!

ORIGINALITY OF DESIGN: CERT TEAM: The LONGEST parade entry comes next courtesy of the Long Beach CERT Team as they celebrate “Christmas by the Sea”. It looks like they are doing this with the help of a “Sea-CERT-pent” (sea-serpent). Did you know that CERT Training is a basics disaster preparedness class taught by the Long Beach Fire Department? The class is free, open to the public, and is designed to help residents prepare now. When a major disaster strikes, will you be ready? Get informed and join the CERT Team! Special thanks to float designer and builder Dennis Osmer who constructed this sea-serpent design with help from the CERT Membership.

HONORABLE MENTION: DEEP BLUE SCUBA: Deep Blue Scuba and Swim Center-the place where aquatic journeys begin! Deep Blue offers swim lessons for all ages year round in their indoor, heated pool. Lessons focus on fin and safety in and around the water. Once you’re comfortable swimming, toy can move on up to Scuba Diving! Deep Blue offers scuba certifications from beginner to professional, as well as all the gear you could need to keep you breathing comfortably in the sea. Whether you’re interested in experiencing your very own world-class diving or interested in trying out scuba abroad Deep Blue can help you! They are located near the Belmont Veterans Pier here in Long Beach.

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