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THE 2016 BRUNSWICK CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

The 2016 City of Brunswick Christmas Parade was a fun filled event for all who attended. 85 entries participated in the parade. The Parade route was lined with people cheering the arrival of Santa on the Brunswick Fire Department Ladder Truck. Each year, a panel of guest judges awards trophies for First and Second Place in four categories: Religious, Civic, Business and Marching. Selecting winners this year was especially hard for the judges, with so many wonderful entries. The trophy winners for the City of Brunswick Christmas Parade were:

Brunswick Christian Academy – 1st place Religious
Zion Baptist Church Youth Ministry – 2nd place Religious

Keep Brunswick & the Golden Isles Beautiful / Marshes of Glynn Girl Scouts – 1st place Civic
Glynn County Queens – 2nd place Civic

The Home Depot – 1st place Business
Soapy Suds Pet Grooming – 2nd place Business

Glynn Academy Marine Corps Jr. ROTC– 1st place Marching
Glynn Academy Marching Band – 2nd place Marching

OCEARCH DOCKS ON BRUNSWICK SHORES

Sunday, November 27th 2016

The M/V OCEARCH is at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park. The shark tracking and research ship will be with us until February, 2017.

Wes Wolfe of The News writes:

“Sharks — big ones, small ones, all kinds — are key to maintaining balance in the ecosystems of the world’s oceans, and the M/V OCEARCH crew is at the forefront of that effort. The ship and its crew is the expeditionary arm of the OCEARCH research organization, and for the winter, those folks and their ship will be where it is now, docked next to Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick.
“We were looking to other places around Georgia — even northern Florida, even as far north as North Carolina, which I wasn’t for because it’s still too darn cold,” said Brandon Eyre, ship manager of the M/V OCEARCH. “We just spent — our last two expeditions were at Montauk, (New York) were we caught nine baby white sharks and off Nantucket, Massachusetts, where we caught six adults. Now we’re able to follow along during the winter what’s going on. And so, we said we needed to get down south for the winter where we can do a little bit of maintenance.”
The effort off Massachusetts that ended in early November was the 27th expedition for the ship.”

We’re waiting for M/V OCEARCH’s official press release in December, so stay tuned! In the mean time, read The News’ full article here.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Friday, November 25th 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting

Historic Downtown Brunswick saw a lot of faces during the Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday. Restaurants stayed open late and several businesses kept their beautiful Christmas decorations on to be judged for the Christmas Window Decoration contest. The Christmas tree came from Ben Affleck’s upcoming film Live by Night, which was donated last year.

We had horse driven carriage rides and a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Scott Ryfun of 1440 WGIG.