Perks Offered for Entering Ocean City Doo Dah Parade!
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
PieAsco Also Set - Register Now For 27th Annual Doo Dah Parade, April 14 - Get a Free “I Was A Hotdog for a Day" T-shirt, a Hot Dog Lunch From Dietz and Watson and Much Admiration...
OCEAN CITY, N.J. ---Significant perks will be offered to those who participate in the City’s 27th annual Doo Dah Parade, April 14. The incentives include (1) A Free T Shirt declaring “I Was A Hot Dog For A Day in Ocean City, N.J.” (2) A free hotdog lunch after the Parade at the Music Pier (3) The admiration of thousands.
The T shirts and hotdogs will be provided by Dietz and Watson, the major sponsor of the event since its beginning. The admiration will be provided by the thousands of spectators who view the Parade and your friends, relatives and neighbors who will go Gah! Gah! over the T Shirt once they see you sporting it around town.
Parade entry categories include Brigades (described as five or more deranged individuals), Individuals, Impersonators of legendary comedians, Miscellaneous Whatevers, Pet Owners, and a separate division for Basset Hounds. The Doo Dah Parade is a celebration of humor so the idea is to be funny, to make people smile.
Ocean City will also celebrate Earth Day on April 14. Green Brigades promoting the environment are also welcome in the Parade. Call (609) 525-9300.
THE PIEASCO: A cherished feature of the Doo Dah Parade is the PieAsco that celebrates the memory of Soupy Sales. It is held at the conclusion of the Parade in front of the Music Pier at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. PieAscoites sit in grand stands and when the signal is given by Trudy Sales, Soupy’s widow, smoosh each other in the face with shaving cream pies, the kind Soupy used for years on his nationally syndicated TV show. No pre-registration is necessary but we would like to hear from you ahead of time to arrange for a pre-photo event. Call (609)525-9300.
The Doo Dah Parade begins at noon, April 14. It starts at 6th and Asbury Ave., goes to 12 and Asbury, turns to the Boardwalk and ends at the Music Pier. Grand Marshal will be Chuck McCann, star of TV, movies, commercials and voice-overs. Special guest will be Elwood, World’s Ugliest Dog (he’s as sweet as they come) with best friend Karen Quigley
There will be a comedy show 8 p.m., Friday, April 13 at the Music Pier and a Basset Hound Olympics on the 13th at 1 p.m. on the Tabernacle grounds. For a full schedule of Doo Dah events, call 609-525-9300.