Wrightsville Beach Flotilla board announces top prize for this year's event

Float from the 2012 Wrightsville Beach Flotilla.
Float from the 2012 Wrightsville Beach Flotilla.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – It's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season.

That was the feeling at the Wrightsville Beach Holiday Flotilla media event Saturday.

Flotilla organizers announced that this year's first-place event prize will be a new 2013 Carolina Skiff.

Organizers said there are already 17 boats signed up to participate in the event, but they would like to see that number jump to 30.

"Each year we try to do more to grow the event," said flotilla board member Pres Davenport. "We estimate around fifty thousand people coming to the event each year so we really try to make sure we put on a good show for everybody."

This year's event begins on November 29.

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