The Boating Season is officially OPEN!
Hurricane Irma tried to wipe out the Festival Venue. But the Sunnyland ACBS members and the City of Tavares still put on a FANTASTIC party with over 100 boats and people galore – who brought boats or came to see the boats – and friends.
Saturday was about the Symposiums, a Scampy Parade in the water, a style show in Mt. Dora, Field of Dreams, and impromptu social gatherings with business on the side.
SYMPOSIUMS Five topics were presented by professional restorers who are also ACBS members.
- The next ACBS Symposium will be May 18, 2018, at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.
- Even more topics will be presented at the International ACBS Show in Port Huron, MI on Sept. 14 and 15, 2018/
SCAMPY, the youth mentoring program of the Sunnyland Chapter, had a great display plus boats built within the program that were on parade during the show. The program has expanded to have a program now in Jacksonville, FL area.
FIELD OF DREAMS
In 2017, Tom Flood bought one of the offerings in the Field of Dreams. It’s been his winter project in the Temple of Restoration. Imagination, skill, and hard work are being put into this beautiful project. (headline picture above)
This year’s Field of Dreams offered all sizes, all conditions, a wide range of ages. There were lots of people who were imagining one of those dreams following them home.