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Christmas in Deltaville

“Tortuga” and “Patty Lee” will take people on the Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise this Friday, but the “Iva W.” (above) is also expected to be at the dock and decorated for the event.

Jackson Creek Cruise is Friday in Deltaville

Don’t miss one of the highlights of the holiday season in Deltaville—cruising Jackson Creek to see the Christmas decorations.

Sponsored by the Deltaville Community Association, the cruises are an opportunity for residents and visitors to sight see from the water and then return to socialize with their neighbors at the Deltaville Community Center.

On Friday, December 11, the first cruise will begin at 5 p.m. at the Deltaville Community Center with a hayride to the town dock. This year the charter boat “Tortuga,” owned and captained by Bubbie Crown, will take passengers for the tour of both branches of Jackson Creek. “Tortuga,” a 57-foot twin-engine charter boat, carries 40 passengers at a time. Berend Tyson will take the overflow on his deadrise charter boat, “Patty Lee.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance for cruises at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. at Nauti Nell’s, Deltaville Auto & Marine (the NAPA store), and J&W Seafood. Tickets are limited to 60 passengers per cruise. If all three cruises sell out, there will be a fourth trip at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults. Tickets for children, 12 years and younger, are free, but every child must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult.

After the boat ride, passengers will be taken by hay wagon back to the Community Center for free homemade cookies and apple cider.

In case of threatening weather, cruises will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 12. For more information, call Raynell Smith at 804-815-3102. 

posted 12.09.2009

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