The 16th Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys is Saturday, Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m. The boat parade begins with decorated boats led by the Virginia Dare. The flotilla leaves the Virginia Dare Marina and travels to Hales Ford Bridge and back.
There are still spots left for boat owners who want to participate.
Sea Tow will pick up toy donations from people who want to give but can't get them to a drop off location.
People living along the route have parties that night and ask their guests to come watch the parade and bring toys, which they later call Sea Tow to come pick up or deliver themselves.
All of the toys collected go to Lake Christian Ministries and are distributed to local Franklin County and Bedford County children.