Windermere Boat Parade canceled

High water levels on the Butler Chain have forced the cancellation of this year’s event.

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The Windermere Boat Parade has been canceled because of high water levels on Lake Butler and the Butler Chain of Lakes. Organizers were hoping water levels would recede in time for the annual holiday event, but the water still is too high to safely hold the parade.

The event was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, and organizers have been working closely with the town of Windermere, Windermere Police Department and Orange County regarding the reopening of the boat ramps on the chain.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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