June 11, 2020
By: Staff Report
APOLLO BEACH – There have been a plethora of rally’s and protests in the past couple of weeks, this Sunday is a different kind of rally.
Named the Trump 2020 Birthday Bash or Trumptilla, Sherri Gerland, of Apollo Beach, has organized a massive flotilla in celebration of the President’s birthday, which happens to be on flag day.
Posted to the event page on Facebook, the organizers wrote:
“It’s time for Tampa Bay to show our support for President TRUMP! Our neighbors in South Florida, NE Florida, and Florida SunCoast have had HUGE attendance over the past few weeks with their Boat Rallies. Thousands are showing support by Land and by Sea.”
RAFT-UP AND GATHERING AT 9:45AM
SETTING SAIL AT 11:00 SHARP
“Let’s “RALLY ON THE BAY” to keep this momentum going! Join us and show your patriotism for AMERICA, TRUMP, FLORIDA, and TAMPA BAY! RAISE YOUR FLAGS and SET SAIL with hundreds of fellow TRUMP FANS and SUPPORTERS. We will be gathering East of Beer Can Island and cruising past Paradise Island, Davis Islands, Tampa, Bayshore Blvd, McDill AFB, and a strong finish, cruising the Gandy Bridge.”
There will be Post Rally Flotillas at the Apollo Beach-MiraBay Flats, Weedon Island and Near Beer Can Island.
In order to prepare for the number of boats and get a better idea of how many people participate, we will have registration for boaters, spectators and volunteer photographers. This is not required but strongly encouraged as it will help a lot. It will also help us communicate with everyone efficiently.”
To learn more about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3009207992507592