Supervisor Buster Johnson was this year’s Grand Marshall in the London Bridge Yacht Club’s Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Thirty-five boats participated in this year’s event by decorating their boats with lights and Holiday cheer. “This is one event that residents look forward to every year. It brings out thousands of folks from around the county,” Supervisor Johnson stated. “The weather was perfect this year, and everyone in participation enjoyed the festivities,” Johnson continued.
The Boat Parade of Lights has won numerous awards and has been repeatedly selected as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by the American Business Association. “We have folks come from miles around to see this event. It brings in a great amount of tourism dollars for the city,” Johnson stated. Lake Havasu City’s Boat Parade of Lights has been a much anticipated event for the community for the past 33 years. The Boat Parade was taken over by the Lake Havasu City Yacht Club in 1997. It was hosted & managed it for 9 years under the direction of Stf/C John Richter. In 2006, the London Bridge Yacht Club hosted and took over the event.
As Grand Marshall, Supervisor Johnson was honored to ride in the London Bridge Yacht Club’s Holiday float. He also was in charge of picking the winner of the Grand Marshall prize. “It was a fun experience, and I am honored that London Bridge Yacht Club Commodore John View invited me to participate this year,” Johnson stated.
This year’s Grand Marshall Winner was Boat #4 by Dan Remy and Nan Rowden.