Just a reminder for all of you who are looking for a fun night out. Ocean City, NJ will be holding it's 54th annual Night in Venice. If you've never attended, you may want to mark your calendar for July19, 2008 at 7:30pm you may want to get there early to claim your spot.
Night in Venice is one of the world's largest boat parades. This year's Master of Ceremonies will be Bernie Parent, former legendary goalie of the Philadelphia Flyers. The boat parade starts at the foot of the Longport bridge to Tennessee Avenue along the bay.
As night falls, the Ocean City Bay turns into a spectacle of lights as approx 300 bayfront homes and about 100 boats all lavishly decorated compete to claim a prize. The city is offering $1000.00 in cash prizes to the top 6 boaters in the parade.
Recently, Ocean City's Tourism commission voted to offer a $100 gas card to all participating boat entries. While this may not go too far, with gas prices for diesel fuel costing around $5.00 per gallon, I think it was a fantastic gesture on their part to encourage participation in such a landmark event. I certainly appreciate it!
Entry Forms for the boat an home competition are available at: City Hall, 901 Asbury, Ocean City, NJ. or you can download them at: www.njoceancity.com
So wether you are a Cape May or Atlantic County local, or maybe new to the Jersey Shore...or possibly a Philadelphia Flyers fan like myself, Come on out and enjoy the evening
See you there!!