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Night in Venice Mugs Feature Old Bridges New Super Span

This year’s Night in Venice commemorative mugs will feature illustrations of one of the City’s old bridges and the new super span that now accommodates traffic on the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point.

The mugs will serve a double purpose as a remembrance of the resort’s 58th Annual Night In Venice Celebration and as a souvenir of the monumental new and nostalgic old construction.

The collector’s item mugs will be given to all who enter boats and homes in the bay front spectacular set for Sat., July 28 at 7 p.m. The Parade begins at the Longport Bridge and concludes at Tennessee Ave. and the Bay.

The Artwork for the old bridge is the work of Somers Point artist and gallery owner, Kathy Arleth. The line drawing of the new construction is by Juliann Baker, an Ocean City High School student, who has also created the prize winning drawing that will appear on Ocean City’s 2013 First Night button. The artwork by Arleth has both Ocean City and Somers Point signs on the old bridge.

Entries are now being taken for the Night In Venice Boat, Home and Condo competitions. Once again all boat entrants will receive a $50 gas card and have a photo of their boat taken in the Parade. Prizes will be awarded in various categories in both the boat and home divisions.

Registrations for boat, home and condos are being taken online at www.ocnj.us/NIV. Those homeowners who register online may pick up their mugs at the City Hall Information Desk, 9th Street entrance to the building, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri. Check above website to see when mugs will be available or call 609-525-9300 or 609-525-9292. Boat owners will receive their mugs at the Captain’s Meeting.

Entry in Night In Venice is free. Paper registration forms are available by calling or stopping at the Public Relations Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall, call 609-525-9300, fax. 609-525-0301, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , after hours call 609-364-4010.

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