I’m happy to say that this year was my 60th consecutive Christmas festival and by far I can easily say it was the best.
Even when living away, I always enjoyed coming home the first Saturday in December. It never gets old and always gets better.
I would like to comment on one change that we were disappointed in. Not allowing boats to travel back-and-forth before the fireworks.
That part of the festival is always special to boaters far and wide. To be able to take your friends and show them the crowds, anchor and listen to the music was always a big part of the day. How disappointing to find out that at four o’clock no traffic was allowed.
It’s always great to have new and fresh fireworks, but I don’t think the few seconds of that particular firework was worth shutting down the river after 4 o’clock .
I hope the committee reconsiders opening the river back up during that special time and letting boaters continue to enjoy the river.