July 12 2011

2011 Flotilla Winners

Jacqueline Nelson Family from Oakwood Park, spearheaded by her son Brett Nelson, was awarded the WPOA Award with their Village People entry.

Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee in a 1957 Chris Sea Skiff won the DNR Award.

A special award, Spirit Award, was given to the Spink Condominiums. The pier was filled with residents and a few special guests cheering on and helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Category winners include:
Neighborhood — Jim Kroemer, North Pleasant Grove Road, Syracuse, with his “Elvis” entry, first; Tiffany Limbach, Greenfield with the entry “Jimmy Buffet — A pirate looks at 40” second; and the entry of Frank and Jane Walker, Steve and Brenda Walker, North Sunrise Drive, Syracuse, titled “Wawapalooza” taking third.
Non-profit — Jerry and Mary Juergens for the National Guard, first; New Hope Pet Rescue, Syracuse, second; and Women of Today, third.
Business — Griffith’s Wawasee Marina, first; Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and Davidson’s Pier, second; and State Farm Insurance with Lady Gaga, third.
Youth — Jack Hollingsworth, North Pleasant Grove Road, Syracuse, “Cypress Garden,” first; Molly Marsh, East Island Avenue, Syracuse, second; Pat and Kathy Jones, East Constitution, Syracuse, “Grateful to be at Wawasee,” third; and Bob and Sandy McNary, North East Wawasee Drive, Syracuse’s entry with grandchildren of the “Tiki Belle,” fourth.
Wooden boat winner was Richard Ecklebarger.
Antique winner was John Stump, East Northshore Drive, Syracuse, first with a 1955 Cris Craft and Dwayne Barrett, South Oakwood Drive, Syracuse, second, with a 1986 Century Arabian.