Thousands Attend 3rd Annual Vero Beach Easter Parade

Posted by Jeannette Weiss — April 26, 2019

Dales Sorensen Real EstateVERO BEACH, FL – Ocean Drive was hopping when thousands attended the 3rd Annual Vero Beach Easter Parade. Hosted by Dale Sorensen Real Estate and presented by Bill and Mary Ann Becker, the popular event included a children’s Easter Egg Hunt, free photos with the Easter Bunny, a Golf Cart Parade and a “New York Style” Bonnets and Ball Caps Parade.

An aerial of the Dale Sorensen Real Estate golf cart.  Photo by Dale Sorensen, Jr.

A total of twenty-five thousand plastic eggs filled with treats only took the hundreds of children attending just minutes to clear the field. The egg hunt was sponsored by The George E. Warren Corporation.Best of Vero golf cart winner was the Schneider family.  Photo by J. Weiss.Bonnets and Ball Caps Judges:  Judges for the Bonnets and Ballcaps parade were (from L. to R.) Deputy T. Floyd, Boys & Girls Club of Indian River County Executive Director Elizabeth Thomason, Vero Beach Chief of Police David E. Curry, Vero Beach Mayor Val Zudans and DSRE Realtor® Kathleen Provancher. Photo by J. WeissWinners of the Bonnets and Ball Caps costume included Vanessa Foster in the Children’s division and Stephanie Hart in the Adult division. Judges were Deputy T. Floyd, Boys & Girls Club of Indian River County Executive Director Elizabeth Thomason, Vero Beach Chief of Police David E. Curry, Vero Beach Mayor Val Zudans and DSRE Realtor® Kathleen Provancher. Golf cart parade winners included: the Schneider family for Best of Vero; Lori Higdon for Most Easter Spirit; Complete Marine Services for Most Humorous; and Market Square for Most Original. Golf Cart judges were Deputy D. May, Vero Beach City Council Member Laura Moss, Todd Marchand, DSRE Realtor ® Kathleen Provancher, Harry Howls, Vero Beach Mayor Val Zudans and Deputy Ian McKay. Golf Carts of Vero Beach sponsored the parade. Prize sponsors were White Orchid Spa, Lily Pad Vero Beach, Egg and Friends and Creative Carpet One.Adult Bonnet winner Stephanie Hart with Jezelle Hatten. Photo by J. Weiss.

“For three years in a row, the parade and event have been successful beyond our expectations,” said Matilde Sorensen, who came up with the idea. “The children have such a wonderful time hunting for Easter eggs, doing the arts and crafts and taking pictures with the Easter Bunny. The golf cart parade and Bonnets & Ballcaps contest is fun for those participating and watching. We’re so happy the community supports this event so whole heartedly.”Youth Bonnet winner Vanessa Foster. Photo by J. Weiss.

“The Vero Beach Easter Parade is all about the community and a celebration of Easter and spring,” said Dale Sorensen, Sr. “It could not be the success it is without the support of all the sponsors and our dedicated and hard-working volunteers, many of whom are DSRE Sales Associates and staff members along with many others from the community.

They are all committed to making sure the community has a wonderful time. It’s also a fundraiser for a great cause, the Boys and Girls Club of Indian River County. We want to thank everyone who came out this afternoon and participated by volunteering, sponsoring or attending.”

Committee members included Alex Agudelo, Jennifer Bailey, Jim Belanger, Tim Burklew, Anna Burklew, Kristin Casalino, Allison Cloughley, Rita Curry, Suzanne Curry, Samantha Davino, Karen Dodson, June Fitzgerald, Martha Sue Gallaher, Star Knudson, Dennis Miller, Jason Patzer, Carolyn Plante, Jan Hogan-Pratt, Megan Raasveldt, Georgann Schreiber, Elizabeth Sorensen, Austin Stiglin, Katie Swing, Angela Waldrop, Josh Waldrop, Jeannette Weiss, Mike Young and Hope Zoda.An aerial of the Dale Sorensen Real Estate golf cart.  Photo by Dale Sorensen, Jr. About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm in the markets they serve, the company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company has reported 2018 sales of over $715M in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. In celebration of the company's 40th anniversary, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at

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