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Dietz and Watson – Ocean City – “Perfect Together!”

Ocean City marks three decades of DOO DAH PARADES on April 11th.  Dietz and Watson has been its major sponsor since the beginning.

Ocean City presents its second annual MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT on March 28. Dietz and Watson has been a major sponsor of the event since its inauguration last year.

Dietz and Watson is a family business. Ocean City is a family resort. Ocean City was recently cited as being one of the most friendly Cities in the nation for women business owners. Chairman and Chief executive of Dietz and Watson is Ruth Eni, affectionately known as Momma Dietz.

As former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean would say, “Dietz and Watson and Ocean City, Perfect Together.”

Momma Dietz will attend the Pageant on March 28 and be honored and thanked for her firm’s long time support. For instance the company supports Doo Dah by providing all the T Shirts and banners for the event and supplies all the hotdogs that refresh entrants following the Parade. This support has been a major factor in the longevity of the Parade.

Ruth Eni grew up listening to her father talk about business at the dinner table. As a teen she helped him taste and perfect new recipes.  Upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the family business. With Ruth’s nurturing and dedication, Dietz and Watson grew from a small family company to a nationally known brand, continually redefining the Deli World.

In the 1970s, she introduced her revolutionary Gourmet Lite, low salt, low fat meals. Dietz and Watson was one of the first companies to accommodate health conscious consumers. Momma Dietz has been responsible for every one of the company’s 450 product launches.

To enter the Doo Dah Parade call (609) 399-6111, Ext. 9300 or email msoifer@hotmail.com.

At this point for MR. MATURE AMERICA we have singers, instrumentalists, and an oral presentation lined up plus three special, senior guest performers on the bill. Special guests include Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Drummer, Dick Richards of Haley’s Comets and his band playing Shake, Rattle and Roll; famed Blues Performer Bubba Mac and Ms. Senior New Jersey America, Diane Beebe.

Pageant tickets are $10 with proceeds benefiting the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard.  Tickets are available at the Information Center, Ground Floor of City Hall, 9th St. entrance, 7 days a week, by accessing www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, or at the door. Call (609) 399-6111 ext. 9300 for information.

(March 19) The ENVIROMENTAL LECTURE SERIES at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., features a program on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. This organization rescues wayward sea creatures and returns them to their natural environments. Talk is set for Room N110 of the Library. Admission is free. Call (609) 399-6111, ext. 9799.

Ocean City Community HOLY WEEK SERVICES: All members of the Community are invited to attend the annual Good Friday Service, April 3rd from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th St. and Central Ave. Area Clergy will preach on “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Music will be presented by St. Peter’s Choir and soloists. The Ocean City Ministerium and Ecumenical Council sponsor this service.

You are invited to come as your schedule permits.An offering will benefit the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet.

The Annual EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE sponsored by the Ministerium and Ecumenical Council is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, (Sunday, April 5) at 6:30 a.m.  The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Anthony Campolo. The Glory of Easter Music will be celebrated with trumpets, congregational singing, students of Nancy Fox and pianist Jeff Seals. An offering will benefit the Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. Parking is free at 8th, 9th St. and other City Boardwalk Parking Lots.

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY: From 8 a.m. till noon in the Downtown. (Sun. March 22) Ready’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant; (Sat. March 28) Yanni’s Café; (Sun. March 29) Arlene’s on Asbury, also on (March 29) Yoasis, Yogurt with the Easter Bunny, 2-4 p.m.; (Sat. April 4) Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro. Call (609) 399-1412 for information.

GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT (March 28 and April 4) 2:30 p.m. at the beaches from 11th to 14th St. Five age groups, 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5 years, 6 years and 7 years. 100,000 eggs, 5, 000 prizes. Rain Dates, March 29 and April 5.

(April 4) The WOOF ‘N PAWS Pet Fashion Show starting 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Categories include Best Dressed Dog, Cat and Other Pet, Best Bonnet, Intelligent Pet Tricks, Owner Pet Look Alike, Swim Suit Division, and Best of Show award AKA Dean Schofield Woof ‘N Paws Plaque for perfection.

$5 Entry Fee benefits the Ocean City Humane Society, an award winning, no kill shelter. Event is open to any pet that will not eat another pet.

(April 5) EASTER FASHION PROMENADE starts in front of the Music Pier, judging at 1 p.m.  Prizes for the best dressed participants. Take photos with the EASTER BUNNY who will have chocolate bunnies for the children. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Through March) The Ocean City ARTS CENTER, 17th and Simpson Ave., presents the work of HEATHER MULVENNA with a “Meet the Artist Reception, Friday, March 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mulvenna has a mission to provide quality original artwork to bring peace, calm and joy to as many people as possible. Love of Yoga has influenced her work. She begins first by drawing in pens and then adds color with inks, acrylics, colored pencils and pastels. She explains that the symbol of the circle is one of the oldest in human history. It can mean life itself, infinity, containment and protection. A graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts, her work is both whimsical and spiritual. Call (609) 399-7628 for information.

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