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Sunday, July 14, 2024


Sea Isle City 3.1.2006

By Rick Racela

Polar Bear Plunge Costume Contest had approximately 100 costumed hopefuls and hundreds of viewers crowed into the tent at La Costa Lounge.
Entrants came in all manner of dress and undress.
This was the 12th annual plunge with the largest number of plungers, 750, and lookers, estimated at 5,000 lining the promenade and the beach around Kennedy Boulevard and 41st Street.
The winners received medals and gifts, including canvas Polar Bear Plunge beach bags, provided by the tourism commission, and beach towels donated by Farina & Boeshe Realty.
The winners include the following in first place and runner-up by theme:
Best of Show: Greg Morano, Miss American Pageant; U.S. Olympic Team;
Best Individual Costume: Greg Shinn, Seagull Perch; Ollie Hiltebrand, King Neptune;
Best Family Group: Tony DiOrio, Spanish Flies; Joan Woltemate, Gillian’s Island;
Best Group: Jerry McManus, March of the Penguins; Mark Burick, Sesame Street.
Jim Bennett, owner of La Costa Lounge and a member of the tourism commissions, was the master of ceremonies for the awards ceremony, during which Rob Lord of Sea Isle City won a $200 gift certificate.
Entrants in the plunge and the costume contest are required to register to be able to participate in the activities.
Registration was $25 per person with all proceeds going to fund free family activities sponsored by the tourism commission, such as concerts, promenade dance parties, festivals, pageants, etc.
Remember, after Friday there no longer are coupons being sold for the Easter portraits.
Sea Isle City Public School PTA is sponsoring a fundraiser with Lifetime Portraits.
The photographer will be taking three additional pictures which will be available to purchase, but you are under no obligation to buy.
You get the 10 x13 with no further obligation! These portraits will be taken the weekend of March 11 at the SIC Public School.
No coupons will be sold after March 3.
For more information or to purchase a coupon please call Kelly Blum at 263-9070.
The Sea Isle Garden Club meeting on Thursday will return to the regular evening time of 7:30 p.m.
The very popular annual Green Auction with Joy Sumski as auctioneer will be held.
New members and visitors are always welcome to attend a fun evening!
The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast meeting titled “Bagels at the Beach” on March 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Lodge, Kennedy Blvd. and Park Road.
Guest speaker will be John Manganaro, the city’s directors of public works, who will discuss plans for improving the downtown business area.
Bagels, donuts, coffee and tea will be served.
Chamber President Dustin Laricks will report on fundraisers to be sponsored by Friends of Tourism in conjunction with the chamber and tourism commission.
“A Night at the Races” is tentatively planned for April 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City.
The proceeds will go to fund the free Tuesday Family Fun & Flick Nights this summer, which will take place in downtown area with an outdoor movie shown on the vacant lot at Kennedy Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.
For more information about “Bagels at the Beach” meeting, call 263-9090
The Mature Adults Club of the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora is hosting a trip to the Tropicana to see “The Rat Pack” featuring Frank, Dean, and Sammy on March 21.
The package includes the show and $10 cash back, a $35 value for the cost of $20.
The bus leaves the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. and returns about 7 p.m.
For more information call Joe, 624-1110
Catholic Daughters, Court of Our Lady of Mercy presents an Easter Concert, “The Stations: The Passion of His Love” on April 2.
 Bus trip itinerary is as follows: 12:30 p.m. departs from Sea Isle City Municipal lot, at the bottom of bridge, across from Lobster Loft. Arrive at 1:45 p.m. at the Commerce Bank Arts Center at Washington Township High School, Sewell, NJ. 2:30 p.m. reserved orchestra seats. 5 p.m. depart for SIC, arriving approximately 6 p.m.
Payment in full is due at time of booking, $35 per person.
For more information call, 263-6974
The Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Memorial Day Indoor Flea Market, Food Court & Auction will be held May 27 at the Center located at 138  85th Street. 
Table space is now available at $20 a table.
Reserve your table space now.
Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.
All proceeds benefit the Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund.
For reservations and applications contact Louise Clemente at 263-3002.

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