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Walk for Wounded, MS Bikers on Saturday

Ocean City’s Award Winning Boardwalk hosts numerous charitable events benefiting organizations that combat Heart Disease, Cancer, ALS and many other non-profit, public service foundations. Several years ago, the Public Relations office researched the total amount all these groups raised in Ocean City. It was $30 million. It has grown since then.

Two such events will be held in Ocean City this Saturday, Sept. 27th the WALK FOR THE WOUNDED and BIKE MS CITY TO SHORE 2014 RIDE.

The Walk for the Wounded, Operation First Response, is a three mile walk on the Boardwalk that begins and ends at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It benefits our wounded service personnel. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., a ceremony honoring our military at 9:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Special guest will be Phil Martelli, head coach of St. Joseph’s University Basketball Team. There will be music by the popular band Tidal Wave. Raise $50 and receive a long sleeve shirt. Sponsored by Ocean City Home Bank, call (609) 399-0012 or visit www.walkforthewounded.org.

The MS City to Shore Bike Ride was started 34 years ago by TV anchor Larry Kane. Larry and a few friends decided to organize a bike ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City to assist those affected by Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that took the life of his mother.

About a dozen riders participated in the first event including Kane and a group of his friends. Thanks to the pioneering work of Larry and the Philadelphia MS Society, the event has grown into the third largest bike tour in the country. It now raises over $6 million and includes over 7,000 bikers. For more information, call 1-800-445-BIKE.

Another important public service program is set for Oct. 5th. It’s the John R. Elliott 5 K. HERO WALK that promotes the mission of the John R. Elliott Campaign for designated drivers. The Boardwalk event raises funds for important educational and awareness programs. It is also a time to remember those who have been affected by a drunk driver. The campaign was organized 15 years ago by William and Muriel Elliott whose son John was killed by a drunk driver. The Elliott’s are promoting a national designated driver’s program that has already been adopted by several states and has been saving lives. They are working continuously to have the program instituted in every state in the country.

The Hero Walk will have photo booths and frames at the upcoming event so that participants can take “The Hero Pledge” and post their photos on its Facebook page, Instagram, and other social media.

Registration for the Walk is 9a.m at Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk. A Ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11 a.m. For information, call (609) 626-3880 or visit www.theherowalk.org.

(Oct. 4-5) Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant TABLE SALES (No vendors) 6th to 14th Sts. on Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 10-11) SHOUT! the 60s Mod Musical presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. With its irresistible blend of hip swiveling hits, eye popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! takes audiences back to the music, styles and freedom of the 1960s. Enjoy a perfect blend of popular music, theatre and fun. Tickets $20, $18 for Senior Citizens and Kids 12 and under. For tickets access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 525-9300.

(Oct. 11) FALL BLOCK PARTY and Fireworks Spectacular, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Features over 400 crafters, food vendors and more. In the evening, Family Night entertainment on the Boardwalk with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For information, call (609) 399-1412. 

(Oct. 11-13) Boardwalk and Downtown Merchant TABLE SALES (No Vendors) 6th to 14th St. on Asbury Ave. and Boardwalk.

(Oct. 11-13) INDIAN SUMMER Weekend with Seafood vendors at Music Pier (Sat.-Mon.) and Boardwalk Table Sales.

(Oct. 12)  The Music of ERIC CLAPTON performed by the Charlie Phillips Band. Eric Clapton’s 45 year career ranges from Delta Blues (“Crossroads”) to pop standards (“Wonderful Tonight” and “Tears In Heaven”). Enjoy the band as they perform an electric and acoustic tribute to Eric Clapton. Tickets $15, call (609) 525-9300 (cash or checks) or www.brownpapertickets.com/event (credit cards only).

(Oct. 16) The Ocean City Arts Center is sponsoring a FALL BUS TRIP to NYC HIGH LINE Chelsea Market and Art Galleries. Stroll the High Line Gardens and what was formerly an elevated freight line and is now a public park on Manhattan’s West side, 30 ft. above street level with views of the river and City. Enjoy food, shopping plus art galleries. Visit www.thehighline.org. For reservations and details call (609) 399-7628.

(Oct. 17)  The Ocean City and Mainland Regional High School Alumni Class of ’62 present “Do You Remember When?” a tribute to the Ocean City Youth Center Bandstand and music that made Tony Marts famous. It will feature hits from the 50s and 60s. The Dinner, Show and Dance Party is set for the Greate Bay Country Club starting 6 p.m. Tickets, $65 includes a $12 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Make checks payable to the OCHS Class of ’62. Call Jane Hogan Glenn (609) 390-7676.

(Oct. 18) The Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th Annual Invitational SURF FISHING Tournament. Anyone interested in fishing is invited to come out and have fun competing including individuals and families. Event takes place along beach from 15 St. south. Registration is held on the day of the tournament from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. Sessions will be held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the end of second session, participants will return to the Intermediate School for lunch and an awards ceremony.

Entry fee is $60 for teams up to 6 members. Individuals can register for $15 per person. For more information, contact Kieth Van Laarhoven, (609) 893-5916 or ocfcitasac@aol.com.

(Oct. 18) The second Ocean City RAILROAD RUN sponsored by the Ocean City Historical Museum begins 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Starting point is the 18th St. side of the Community Center near Simpson Ave. The run/walk travels a 5K route certified by the USA Track and Field Technical Council. Registration is $20 in addition to any contributions secured by participants to benefit the Museum.

All will receive a commemorative item and a booklet on the history of Ocean City’s railroad. First place male and female finishers in three age categories will receive awards. “The conductor” who raises the most funds will be recognized. Last place finisher receives “Caboose” recognition. Register at the Museum in the Community Center Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave. or call Noel Wirth (609) 399-1801.

(Oct. 19) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.  Join us at our non-competitive, 5K event which will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.  Registration opens at 8:30am, 5th Street & Boardwalk.  Sign up today and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer www.makingstrideswalk.org/southjerseynj.

The OCEAN CITY LIBRARY is hosting a series of provocative and educational programs featuring Ocean City’s Eddie Shiffler, a talented writer, musician and speaker. The programs are held on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Subjects include Pythagoras: Father of Greece: Student of Egypt on September 24 and American Mythology which focuses on the unique brand of legends created by the colonists to modern day U.S.  citizens. It covers such personalities as Benjamin Franklin and American Jazz, Blues and Rock ‘N Roll Heroes on Oct. 8. The series is scheduled through Dec. 10th. For a detailed schedule of all programs email eddie.shiffler@gmail.com. or call the Library, (609) 399-2434, Karen Mahar, Ex. 5238.

REMEMBER: NEVER SWIM AT AN UNGUARDED BEACH!

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