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Over 400 Corvettes Roll Into Ocean City on Sunday

(Sept. 23) One of the largest Corvette Shows in the country will be held here on Sunday. Over 400 of the popular cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk starting11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extend to the present.

The show is one of the largest in the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey participating plus scattered entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The event is held rain or shine.

Registration is from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location.

Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. and park there till 4 p.m. The line of Corvettes extends from 7th to 12th Streets and beyond on the Boardwalk. There will be a special wedding themed display in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, featuring Corvettes. The Corvette Club will be headquartered at that location and offer T Shirts for sale.

The Ocean City Humane Society will also have a display in front of the Pier. Volunteers will be selling items and collecting donations to support the award winning, “no kill” shelter. All animals brought to the shelter are either found a home or given one at the Humane Society.

There will be an awards ceremony in front of the Music Pier at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. The show is sponsored by the Boardwalk Corvettes. For information, call the club’s hotline, (609) 457-0081or access www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

(Sept. 22) Ocean City Board…Walk To Defeat ALS: Registration begins 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m. at 6th St. Practice Field, off 6th and Boardwalk. This 2 mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research in finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. For information, call (215) 643-5434 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

(Sept 28) The New Jersey Run For the FALLEN is an organization of runners and support crew whose mission is clear: To run one mile for every New Jersey Service Member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.

The Ocean City Community and their friends are urged to join with American Legion Post 524 on this very special Friday to support the crews and honor the fallen when the runners arrive at these mile markers in Ocean City where a brief ceremony will be held: 2:45 p.m. Bay Ave. south of 55th St. to honor Cpl. Luigi Marciante Jr.; 2:55 p.m. 54th St. and West   Ave. for S/Sgt. Ingles DosReis; 3:05 p.m., 45th St. and Central for Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith; 3:15 p.m., 37th and Central for Spc. Simeon Hunte; 3:25 p.m. 29th and Wesley Ave. for L/Cpl Jon T. Hicks, Jr.;3:35 p.m., 21st and Wesley Ave. for SSgt. Aaron Nelson Brown; 3:45 p.m.,VFW Post,15th and Bay Ave. for Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick; 3:55 p.m., Bay Ave. between 24th and 25th St., Sgt. Keith T. Buzinski; 4:05 p.m., American Legion Post, 3304 Bay Ave. for Sgt. Alessandro “Sandrino” Plutino. For information, call American Legion member Jack Hagan, (609)304-3088 who advises you to arrive on the site before the runners’ scheduled times.

(Sept. 29) Walk for the WOUNDED: A three mile walk to benefit Operation First Response, an organization dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to soldiers returning from overseas. Registration begins 8:30 a.m., a ceremony honoring our soldiers will be held 9:30 a.m. and the walk will leave the Music Pier at 10 a.m. Visit www.ochome.com , click on walk tab or call Tricia Ciliberto (609) 399-0012 ext.1106.

(Sept. 29) MS BIKE-A-THON: Over 7,000 bikers roll into town to raise over $3 million for the Delaware Valley MS Society. This event was founded by TV anchor, Larry Kane, in Ocean City 36 years ago in honor of his mother who died from Multiple Sclerosis. Call (609) 525-9300.

(Sept. 29.) CITY WIDE YARD SALE: This popular event is held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Wesley Ave., and at homes throughout town. There will be merchant Table Sales in the downtown, all weekend long, 6th to 11th Sts. Call (609) 398-4662 to participate in the sale.

(Sept. 29-30) The Ocean City FINE ARTS LEAGUE, 608 Asbury Ave., will join downtown merchants by holding its Annual Outdoor Gallery Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 30. It will feature one of a kind, fine artwork created by local artisans at low cost. In addition to the outside gallery, there will be an indoor exhibition featuring “Night Life,” stunning depictions of lights and darkness plus assorted original paintings, pottery, jewelry and prints. Call (609) 814-0308.

THESE ORGANIZATIONS NEED YOUR HELP!: The FALL FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Ecumenical Council’s Food Cupboard is now underway and will conclude on Sept. 21st. Fill any bag with cans or boxes of non perishable food and place at curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day, nothing frozen, perishable or in glass.

Most needed items include canned fruit, canned meats, canned potatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, dry milk, Hormel Microwave meals, jelly, juice, macaroni and cheese, pasta, peanut butter, pork and beans, ramen noodles, ravioli, rice, Spaghetti O’s, Spaghetti Sauce, teabags and tuna.

The Ocean City COMMUNITY CENTER is holding its annual fundraising event on Fri., Sept 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Café Luciano in Longport. The theme is “Endless Summer.” For tickets and information, call (609) 827-8083.

Ocean City will host the American Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE, on Fri. Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. All residents, groups and businesses are invited to donate. Appointments for blood drive are preferred but not required. To make an appointment, please contact City Offices at (609) 525-9365 or sign up at the City Hall Reception Area, 9th   St. entrance, Mon. - Fri., 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(Oct. 3) CYSTIC FIBROSIS Foundation hosts its 24th Annual Golf Tournament at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point with a 7 a.m. Continental Breakfast and 7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. There will also be a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start with an Hors d’oeuvres, light fare reception and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Donation is $150 per golfer. To participate in the event, to make a donation or for sponsorship or volunteer opportunities please contact Myra Corcoran (609) 399-7890 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Tournament raises dollars to fund landmark research and to give children with Cystic Fibrosis the quality of life and future they deserve.

The Ocean City Free PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17th and Simpson Ave. presents Len Smith speaking on Alzheimer’s Communication and Behavior. Smith is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Assn. Learn how to communicate with AD patients, Thurs., Sept. 20th at

6:30 p.m. in Main Lecture Room N110. The free September Jazz series presented by the Somers Point Jazz Society continues on Sun., Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Main Lecture Room. You’ll hear the music of Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea featuring the Demetrios Pappas Quintet. For information on the Library’s many programs, call (609) 399-2434.

REMINDERS: The American Legion’s Inaugural GOLF TOURNAMENT is set for Sept. 24 at Harbor Pines Country Club with Shotgun Start at 1 p.m. For reservations, call Bob Marzulli, (609) 398-6702 or Jace Clark (215) 817-3303.

(Sept. 21through Oct. 13) The Ocean City Repertory Theater Co., 813 Asbury Ave., is presenting, The Odd Company, Female Version by Neil Simon. Be sure to enjoy this hilarious show about the most mismatched roommates of all time, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Admission is $15. Call (609) 457-6686 or visit www.ocrep.org.

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