What’s Happening in Ocean City for Halloween

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE, Thursday, Oct. 30 starts 7:15 p.m. at 6th and Asbury Ave. and ends at 11th and Asbury. It is presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club in cooperation with the City. Late entries in the costume divisions will be taken starting 6:30 p.m. at 6th and Asbury Ave. There will be bands and floats to complement the many costumed marchers. Bob Blevin, our recently retired police chief, will be grand marshal. Bring canned or dried food to the Parade. Boy Scouts will collect your donations for the Ocean City Food Cupboard.

TRICK OR TREAT FAMILY NIGHT will be held Fri., Oct. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Candy and refreshments will be served. The event starts with a children’s book swap. Bring at book, take a book. There will be a puppet show by Candy and Cupcake and a magic show by Chad Juros. Admission is $3 with a $10 maximum per family. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library.

TRICK OR TREAT IN OCEAN CITY is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Make sure the little ones can see properly through their costumes and that what they wear is fire proof.

GO EARLY AND THEN COME TO THE MUSIC PIER FAMILY NIGHT for Halloween entertainment and fun!

Ocean City’s popular HAUNTED HOUSE is set for Sat., Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. The Haunted House will be produced and decorated by Ocean City High School art students under the direction of teacher, Paul Matuz. Members of the Ocean City Exchange Club led by Ed Price will help supervise the proceedings. Admission is $5. All proceeds benefit High School Scholarships and Exchange Club programs to help prevent child abuse.

THE TRAIL OF TWO CITIES annual Walk-Run over the 9th Street Causeway is set for Sat., Nov. 1 starting 8 a.m. at the City’s Transportation Center between 9th and 10th Streets on Haven Ave. in back of MacDonald’s. Registrations will be taken starting 7 a.m. at the Center. The event concludes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. For information, call 609-525-9300 or stop at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave.

NOTICE: THE NINTH STREET CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M. FOR THE TRAIL OF TWO CITIES RACE.

DOWNTOWN DINNER SPECIALS and entertainment are set for Nov. 1 with music by the Good Times Band from 4 to 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER 1 will also be a big ENVIRONMENTAL DAY in Ocean City. Electronic items such as computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, copiers, fax machines and audio visual equipment may be recycled free of charge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shelter Rd. Recycling Center. Participants must be Ocean City residents or property owners and show a driver’s license or other ID.

There will be a CLEAN UP AT THE SOUTHEND Saturday, Nov. 1. starting 9 a.m. It will include the Southend Causeway from Ocean City to Strathmere as well as the Corson’s Inlet State Park area. Volunteers should meet at the Parking lot of Corson’s Inlet State Park at the base of the Russ Chattin Bridge at 9 a.m. The 16-34 Community Assn., the City Environmental Commission, the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the City’s Clean Communities Program will participate. Contact Teresa Coggshall 267-210-0114 or Michael Collins, 609-525-9285.

FIRST NIGHT ORDERS for our popular New Year’s Eve gala are now being taken at downtown Gillian’s, 833 B Asbury Ave., diagonally across from City Hall. Price remains at just $14 for over 60 entertainment programs at central locations with fire works at midnight. Call 609-391-0060.

REMINDER: The official switching on of the City’s NEW SOLAR ENERGY POWER SYSTEM is set for Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 18th and Haven Ave., where over 100 solar panels have been installed. The City is installing more than 2,000 solar panels at five City buildings. The installation is being completed at no cost to the community by taking advantage of various federal and state tax credits and grants programs.

The panels will provide almost all the electric needed for the Fleet Maintenance Building, 10th and Haven Ave., and over half the electric needs at the Civic Center, Public Works Building and Fire Headquarters. This will result in at least $1.3 million in savings over the life of the project.

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