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Single Mother honored by a fellow Tampa PD officer. for First Responder Friday this week. Sean told us about Jodie and she has been a police officer for over 10 years now. Jodie was recently promoted to corporal. Sean tells us about Jodie, “She really cares about community service. She worked with homeless a lot and helping people that were in need of services and so she would go that extra mile and help them.”

Jodie is a single mother honored by one of her fellowe oifficers and we are glad that he did. Congrats to Jodie, as he receive a $100 Visa gift card from Crown Buick GMC . He also gets another $100 Visa gift card from Demesmin & Dover Law Firm.

Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.

Best Holiday Parades Around Tampa Bay

There are a lot of holiday parades around Tampa Bay both on land and on the water. The parades start us this week and are all of the Tampa Bay area. Some of these parades are newer and some of the them have been around for decades.

Check out some the best holiday parades around Tampa Bay below.



  • Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade

    This event is happening Saturday, December 3rd and will launch from Loggerhead Marker 1 Marina and end at the Dunedin Marina. The parade begins at 6 p.m. will finish with a Christmas tree lighting.

  • Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

    Also happening Saturday, December 3 and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will run along Main Street in Safety Harbor. The parade will feature floats, old fashioned cars and Santa of course.

  • Apollo Beach Holiday Golf Cart Parade

    Happening Saturday, December 3. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m., but they have events all day. They have kid’s contest games, costume contests and pictures with Santa.

  • Palm Harbor Holiday Parade

    Happening on Saturday, December 10th. It starts at 11:30 a.m. The parade will start on Delaware and 12th Street. There is also a gift market that be happening in the Harbor Hall parking lot after the parade.

  • Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

    The boat parade is happening on Saturday, December 10th. The parade will start at sundown and route will start at Snead Island and then to the Bradenton Yacht Club, Safe Harbor Marina, Twin Dolphin Marina and then back to the Yacht Club.

  • Clearwater’s ‘Making Spirits Bright’ Parade

    Happening on Tuesday, December 13th. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. It will start st Island Way Grill and travel from North Beach to South Beach, then over the bridge to the Clearwater Historical Society, then will end back at Island Way Grill.

  • Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

    Happening on Saturday, December 17th. It is Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade and it will begin at the southern tip of Davis Islands. It will then head toward the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights. It will end at Sparkman Wharf.

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