Ah yes, winter will be coming soon! Thanksgiving will be upon us and you think there will be nothing else happening at Smith Mountain Lake? You’re wrong! November 27, 2010 marks the date for the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys Christmas Boat Parade. Be a part of it by being a sponsor of the flotilla, entering your boat, donating an item for the raffle, or simply by donating a toy. You can also enjoy being in your best Christmas attire and cruising on the decorated lead boat of the flotilla (Virginia Dare) while listening to seasonal music as it tours around the lake, leaving Virginia Dare Marina at 7 PM, going to Hales Ford Bridge, passing by the SML State Park and returning to the marina. Don’t feel like cruising? You can also participate by going to Bridgewater, dine at one of wonderful restaurants, do some holiday shopping, or just relax while waiting for the flotilla to arrive. Be sure to bring a toy to donate to the needy children of Bedford and Franklin Counties, All toys will be distributed by Lake Christian Ministries.