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12-03-2013, 11:40 AM
This coming weekend is the 2013 Toys for Tots Tour in Palatka, Florida. Below are the details from last year that I updated. Russ, the organizer has been busy, so I have taken the liberty of posting this. I have done this for several years and it is a good time. Hope someone else from the site can join us in the run.


The Us Marines would like to invite every powerboater with a good heart to come to the 2013 Boating Toys For Tots Tour

The 2013 Boating Toys For Tots Tour is a boating event like no other . We ask that boaters bring a new toy and your boat to the Quality Inn of Palatka Fl. There, we will have a Captain's meeting at 10AM Saturday December 7th. The Tour will start at exactly 11:30 and run down the St Johns River to the Welaka city dock were the US Marines will be waiting to collect your toys and gifts . This is followed by a lunch at the Welaka lodge and later a live band party at the host hotel.

On Friday, Dec 6th, there will be a lunch run from the dock at the Quality Inn in Palatka to Crescent city. Boaters will meet on the dock and ready for the 11Am run to Crescent city for lunch and then back to the host hotel for a live band party.

The Boating Toys for Tots Tour is FREE to anyone who brings a toy and goes on the toy run. We welcome all boaters. There is a small charge for registration, this gives you admission to the parties an event T-shirt and participation in the dozens of prizes that will be given to guests. Registration is only about the price of a T-shirt.

Please note that this event is a toy collection drive not a race or a speed event and discretion should be used as these waterways have no speed limits and no special safety provisions are in place for this event. Please be safe. No jetskis please .

We are also seeking sponsors and vendors for the 2013 Boating Toys for Tots tour , please contact Rus at 407-760-3481

Contact Quality Inn Palatka 386-328-3481 for a special room rate for the Boating toys for Tots Tour hurry as rooms book up fast.