second annual boat parade
OBRHS is sponsoring the second annual Christmas boat parade on the Braden River
Saturday, December 6, 2014. Mark your calendars and begin to design the
decorations for your boat. The parade will begin at Jiggs Landing Preserve and
end at Linger Lodge.
At linger Lodge we will present
awards and hold a raffle. You may also have dinner from a special menu being
offered for $18.00. Tickets for the dinner include entree, a non-alcoholic
beverage and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased from OBRHS members or online at
who wish to enter the parade should complete a registration
There will be prizes awarded in two categories; boats with motor and
kayaks/canoes. See voting
instructions for additional information. See the flyer for information and come back to this
web site to check for updates.
The Old Braden River Historical Society, Inc. holds regular meetings on the
second Tuesday of each month, except for June, July, and August.
The meetings are held at Woodland The Community
Church located at 9607 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL. We meet in a room in
The Family Center, the large building on the left as you enter the parking lot.
The meeting room is to the left as you enter the foyer. Meetings begin at
7:00pm, and generally last a little over an hour.
OBRHS, in partnership with Keep Manatee Beautiful, conducts three cleanups of
the Braden River each year. The next one will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 am
to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the boat ramp at Linger Lodge, 7205
85th Street Court East, Bradenton, FL 34202. The
cleanups are conducted from kayaks and canoes with one or more power boats for
cleaning as well as transporting debris collected by the persons in the smaller
vessels. OBRHS provides a few loaner kayaks but participants are encouraged to
use their own. Bring safety gear and appropriate clothing including gloves.
OBRHS will provide water, litter pickers and trash bags. Youth under eighteen
will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver. Check back to this site for
updated information or contact Pete Mirande at
Please support our efforts
BRICKS, BRICKS, BRICKS: Engraved bricks are now available for placement at Jiggs
Landing Preserve. The bricks are a great way to remember a loved-one, recognize
an important date or honor your children or grandchildren. The bricks are $50
and $25 of the cost goes toward interpretive displays at the preserve. Visit
Jiggs Landing Preserve to see the bricks installed so far. Add yours to the
OBRHS Shirts - Old Braden River Historical Society polo shirts are now
available. The shirts are royal blue and have the society name on the left
breast. They are $20.00 each. Please contact us via email (at left) to order
your shirt. We require payment prior to shirt being made. Show your pride in
OBRHS and order your shirt today! Order Form