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17th annual BCA family picnic
The Broadwater Civic Association has reserved the most coveted pavilion in the park, with a gorgeous view of the Skyway Bridge, children’s playground and bathhouse.
This is the one Neighborhood event you do not want to miss!
The picnic is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of your new neighbors and get re-acquainted with your old neighbors. It is also a great way to sample some of your neighbors’ cooking.
Bring your family and neighbors and enjoy an event that will provide a day of fun for all!
You may also want to bring your digital camera so we can post your pictures on the web site
- The Broadwater Civic Association will provide the burgers, hot dogs, Johnsonville brats, buns, condiments, beverages and place settings.
- TASCO will provide music, games as well as inflatables and activities for the kids
- Door prizes provided by our area merchants and 50/50 raffle
- Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share with your neighbors.
You may be aware that it now costs $5.00 per vehicle to enter Ft. DeSoto.
We encourage neighbors to carpool and we guarantee the picnic will be well worth $5.00!
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN April 19th SO THAT WE CAN DETERMINE THE PROVISIONS NEEDED.
Directions to Ft. Desoto
Take Pinellas Bayway West and take a left at SR-679.
You will pass through a $5 toll booth.
Follow SR-679 to the end and go left.
Take a right into the first parking lot and go to Shelter 14.
2nd Annual Skyway Marina District May Day Race May 7th
Broadwater is sponsoring a water stop once again. If you would like to volunteer to staff it please email email@example.com
5th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday LightS update
It was the perfect evening for the 5th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday Lights! Thanks to all of our participants for a great parade!! Thanks to all of you who cheered from the shore and those that took the time to vote for their favorite. Thanks to John & Sue O'Conner for organizing the event, Tosti's for donating the 2nd & 3rd place prizes, Maximo Seafood Shack for the pre-party and Jason & Kim for the post party.
Pictures may be viewed and downloaded here.
The results of the voting were:
First place: Boat #2 Jason & Kim Mottert
Tied for 2nd Place: Boat #5 Kevin & Michelle Stella (The Grinch Boat)
and Boat #10 John & Luz Sackett (The Kiss Boat)
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!
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 was 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 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.
Debris In Our WatersMany of our landscapers routinely blow grass clippings and other yard debris into our waters and streets. Did you know that no matter where this happens in Broadwater the debris will end up in our canals and Boca Ciega Bay? Did you know that fines up to $10,000 can be levied for allowing yard debris, grass clippings or pet waste to enter our waters even via street drains? This type of activity can contribute to algae blooms that lead to red tide and frankly make our canals ugly! Your lawn service is required to know these facts as well. In fact they are required to obtain a Best Management Practices (BMP) certification to do business in Pinellas County. The BMP course is a one-time 3 hour course that all employees are required to take. In order to protect our waters let’s be proactive and make sure that we and our lawn services are aware of and follow these practices. If you observe illegal activity you should make the person aware and if it continues you should report it to Pinellas County. Together we can keep our waters clean. For much more information please visit http://www.stpete.org/city_departments/stormwater_operations/index.php
The 13th Annual Broadwater Holiday Party was a success thanks to Evelyn Hill and her volunteers.
The 180 folks who attended met the new director of the Skyway Marina District Keri Melshenker and elected our 2016 Board of Directors. We were able to raise $950.00 which included our 50/50 raffle winner Karrie Klement graciously donating her winnings back to the Guard! With the match from the Broadwater Civic Association and the 50/50 proceeds, a total of $2136.00 went to our National Guard families. Thanks to all who donated and the following who helped make this event a success: Evelyn & Jim Hill, Rhonda Fuller, Linda & Dana Farden, Kristie & Tim Wagner, Dana Ando, Vicki Linkovich, Mike & Maria Roesner, Gerry & Lynne Moore, Sean & Jennifer Nyitray, Ray & Gia Ockuly, Jean & Roger Sheahen, Paul & Lee Krueger, Paula Briggs, Jeff & Anna Klement, Breanna & Tyler New, our photographers Chuck Goes and Edie Creter, Sgt. Ally and the National Guard Armory, The Impacs, Greg Dent for the 360 Vodka and Tequila, Home Depot (22nd Ave N) for the Poinsettias, Pinch A Penny Pools and Smith & Associates for donating raffle prizes. Pictures may be viewed and downloaded here.
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!