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Newport’s Illuminated Boat Parade Canceled Due To Weather

Due to expected gale force winds and heavy rains, this weekend’s Illuminated Boat Parade has been canceled, however the City’s annual food drive for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will go on with donations accepted through the weekend at the Newport Harbormaster’s Office.

The parade, which had originally been planned for Friday, Nov. 25th, had been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Unfortunately, back-to-back weekend storms have scuttled the beloved holiday tradition.

All those who’d like to donate to the City’s annual holiday food drive for the MLK Center may do so by dropping off non-perishable food items at the Newport Habormaster’s Office at Perrotti Park all week long from a.m. until 5 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday.

The Newport Harbormaster’s Office, along with the event organizers, appreciate your understanding and wish you a happy, safe weekend.



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