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People with disabilities invited to the Dec. 3 holiday cruise

November 15, 2016

Volunteers, donations needed for 44th annual event on Thea Foss Waterway

As many as 200 people will get what may be their first experience as a passenger on an individually owned yacht during the Holiday Cruise for people with disabilities.

The Dec. 3 event, based at the Foss Waterway Seaport, runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and features a post-cruise dance party and a visit from Santa Claus.

Between 25 and 30 boats typically take part. This year Sea Scouts will host guests on The Curtis. Individual boat owners contribute, and the cruise gets additional support from Day Island Yacht Club, Tacoma Yacht Club, Fircrest Yacht Club, and Totem Yacht Club.

group wearing lifejackets

Volunteers and participants typically don holiday garb and boat owners decorate their watercraft to enhance the experience.

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking additional boats, volunteers and contributions. Volunteers may be asked to chaperone guests on the boats or serve on shore, perhaps as one of Santa’s elves. Monetary donations are welcome, as are supplies, including cocoa, cups, coffee, creamer, snacks, water bottles, tables and chairs.

  • What: Holiday Cruise for people with disabilities
  • Where: Foss Waterway Seaport
  • When:  11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 3
  • Cost: $10. Preregistration is required.

To volunteer or for more information: Call 253-404-3950

Learn more about Metro Parks Specialized Recreation programs for people with disabilities.

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