Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Thursday, December 20

John Faranda’s great-grandfather and his grandparents decorating their boat for the parade, c. 1917.
The Faranda Home
463 Via Lido Soud
Lido Isle
Newport Beach, CA 92663

The holiday season has arrived and it's time to celebrate - Orange County style - with fellow CMC alumni and parents at the annual Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade viewing party! The CMCAA Orange County chapter will gather for the 110th boat parade at the home of John Faranda '79. Join members of the CMC community at 5:30 p.m., for some delicious appetizers and desserts while waiting for the parade to arrive at 6:30 p.m.

In the spirit of the season, please bring an item to share: last names beginning with A-M: hors d'oeuvre or other snacks; last names beginning N-Z: desserts. Hot cocoa, coffee, and other refreshments will be provided. Remember to dress warmly and comfortably!

The CMCAA Orange County Chapter will also be collecting gift cards to donate to the Orangewood Children's Foundation. Specifically, they are looking for small denominations ($10-25) to Target, Walmart, Ralph's, Albertsons, and Ross. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please bring a gift card with the amount indicated on the card.

Kindly reply by Monday, December 17.
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Thursday December 20
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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