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Join us on the sea or the land for the 2015 Broadwater Boat Parade starting at 6:45 PM. We had a great turnout on the water and shore last year and expect more of the same this year. Enter your boat or become a judge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 voting was very close with first place decided by one vote!!
The voting was very close with first place decided by one vote!!
3rd Place: Boat #9 Kip & Deb Kedersha with “Disco Xmas”
2nd Place: Boat #6 Cheryl Cook with “A Christmas Story” and nobody “shot their eye out!".
Congratulations to Boat #2 Jason, Kim and Penelope Mottert for winning the Grand Trophy for 2014!
On September 26th the City of St. Petersburg took part in Carefest. Carefest is a national event dedicated to organizing volunteers for a variety of projects designed to improve the quality of life for neighborhoods and individuals in need. Seven Broadwater volunteers staffed the registration tent at Lake Vista Park and efficiently checked-in volunteer groups out to their projects helping St. Petersburg win the Compassion Cup once again. Thanks to Paul & Lee Krueger, Paul & Kathy Farmer, Dick Collins, Melissa Hartinger, Vicki Linkovich and Tom Ando for taking the time to care. Broadwater intends to participate in this event every year and we encourage everyone to get involved and be Bee Caretagious!
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St. Petersburg College Info
St. Petersburg College Center for Safety Innovation has many educational seminars open to the general public. SPC is located at 3200 34th St. S. For more information go to http://cpsi.spcollege.edu/index.htm
Keeping Your Energy High During the Holidays
Tis the season for lots of wonderful things like giving, friends and family, food, festivities and much more. That holiday goodness also includes socializing, lack of sleep, extra work, unhealthy food and alcohol. The holidays can be very taxing on your body, mind and your wallet. Here are a few tips on keeping up with the holiday spirit!
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Saturday December 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
The Armory 3601 38th Ave South
360 Vodka, Tequila Rose, Beer and Wine Provided Along With
Honey Baked Ham, Turkey, Sweet Potato, Green Bean Casserole Bring a side dish, salad, appetizer or dessert to share
Live Entertainment Provided by The Impacs
Donations for National Guard Families can be made by cash or check made payable to: Broadwater or Post of St. Petersburg FRG. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Broadwater Civic Association.
The old Rahall Estate was an ideal setting for 3rd Annual Broadwater Halloween Party on October 24th. It was a picture perfect night for a ghoulish party and 160 attendees did not disappoint with some great original costumes and some creative Halloween themed food and drinks. Forty kids showed off their creative costumes, including 4 pirates, 4 ninja warriors, 3 Disney princesses and queens, and 4 superheroes! All neighbors 14 and under were invited to participate in the Kid’s Costume Contest. All of the contestants gathered up front and the winners were called forward to be recognized and to choose their prizes which included giant cockroaches, fake vampire teeth, flashlights, finger lights, puzzles, art supplies, nerf balls, and dinosaurs. Click here for list of contest winners. Great job on the costumes kids and parents!! Many really great adult costumes made for a very competitive contest that consisted of 3 categories. Most original costume was won by Erwin Danneels and Selenia Rodriguez as the Hamiltons, Kirk Price won for funniest costume as the Mystery Monkey and Kim Burnett took the trophy for the scariest costume as the Zombie Cowgirl. The maze was full of special effects, questionable characters and many surprises. For those who wanted nothing to do with the maze there was a little less scary graveyard and hayride driven by Sean Nyitray. The food contest brought out our creative Broadwater chefs. When the votes were tallied up there was a tie for first place as Kira Sokol’s Bloody Fingers and Luke Feter’s Owl Cake took top honors. Thank you to all who participated in this fun contest as it really spooked up the food table! All of this fun was made possible through the planning and hard work of Sean, Jennifer & Nova Nyitray, Charlie & Christy Phillips, Gia & Ray Ockuly, Mark & Patti Ewin, Tim Stevenson, Mike Pezze & Margaret Stone, Dick Collins, Tom Ando, Tim & Kristie Wagner, and our photographers Edie Creter and Chuck Goes. And of course none of this would have been possible without our gracious hosts who allowed us to take over a large portion of their property for a week and have expressed interest in hosting again next year. We also want to thank the City of St. Petersburg Neighborhood Partnership for a $500 mini grant to help pay for the event. The grant is designed to support events that bring residents together and create a more cohesive neighborhood. Click here to view pictures of this event.
CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS
BEST animal costume -- Ansley as the Cheshire Cat.
scariest costume -- Leland & Ryan as Death and his Skeleton Warrior.
BEST fairy costume -- Charlotte.
BEST PRINCESS costume -- Sage as Princess Anna.
BEST QUEEN costume -- Ettie as Queen Elsa.
BEST VAMPIRE costume -- Anthony as Phantom of the Opera.
BEST SUPERHEROES -- Bennet & Jayden as Captain America, Nolan as Spiderman and John as Flash.
most traditional costume -- MacKenna as Little Red Riding Hood.
BEST sports costume -- Jeremy as a Seattle Seahawk.
most sparkly costume – Addie as a Sparkly Cat.
sweetest costume -- Lila as the Pumpkin Ballerina, Alexus as a Bunny, and Ciara as a Kitty Cat.
most colorful costume -- Kaitlin as a Crayon.
BEST movie costume -- Madalyn as Princess Ariel from “the Little Mermaid,” and Kellen as a Starlord from “Star Wars.”
BEST villain costume -- Dayonalee as the Harlequin.
BEST group costume -- Alex and Gemma as Mummies.
BEST pirate costume -- James, Easton, Jesse, and Kevin with his parrot.
BEST Ninja costume -- Luke, David, Sean, and Nicholas as Dragon Slayer.
BEST DEAD costume -- Jesse.
BEST Nerd costume -- Kirsten.
BEST 60’s costume -- Shannon as a Sock Hop Dancer.
BEST Hero costume -- Andrew as the Knight Crusader.
BEST WESTERN costume -- Jonah as an Outlaw.
BEST INSECT costume -- Evanorah as a Bumble Bee.
BEST ANCIENT MYTHICAL FIGURE costume -- Daunavyn as Thor.
Congratulations to all and thank you for participating in our contest!
Your dues are appreciated and support the many activities of the Broadwater Civic Association. Thanks to our 304 paid members in 2015. We ended up at 57% and 6 more members than last year’s total. The 2016 membership form is included in the Winter Broadwater breeze or you can download it here. Please feel free to add a donation to your membership fee to allow us to do more to improve our already great neighborhood. Please mail it in the envelope provided or pay in person at the Holiday Party on December 5th. Please be sure to fill out your membership form completely even if your information has not changed. This will insure that we have your information up to date. Please insert it in the envelope and bring it with you if you choose to pay in person.