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Upper 3.15.2006

By Rick Racela

The calendar says spring officially arrives March 20, but it is already here in stores.
This is perfect timing for the Ocean City Arts Center’s latest fundraiser, which will let you shop for some new spring outfits while you donate to this great cause.
When you make a $10 donation, you will receive a Macy’s shopping pass that will save you 15 to 20 percent all day on Macy’s Community Day, which is April 4.
If you make a $20 donation, you will receive a one-year Ocean City Arts Center Membership along with the shopping pass.
If you are one of the first 1,000 shopping pass holders through the doors on April 4, you will receive a $10 Macy’s gift card, “free gift with purchase” offers, and a chance to win a $500 Macy’s shopping spree.
What a fun and innovative fundraiser this is!
The Shopping Passes are available at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City.
For more information call 399-7089.
Tomorrow night, the Ocean City Historical Museum hosts its 11th free Winter Native’s Night at 7 p.m. in the museum.
The topic for this Winter Native’s Night will be a salute to the female members of the Ocean City Board of Education during National Women’s History Month and will feature guest speaker, Brenda Moiso, a member of the Ocean City Board of Education.
Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and reminisce about growing up in Ocean City as well as to discuss the impact that women have had on our local educational community.
Attendees are invited to show their pictures, tell their stories and meet other natives.
All Ocean City natives are encouraged to attend the event and register with the Ocean City Historical Museum as a native.
You need not have been born in Ocean City to attend.
If you have early memories of time spent in Ocean City you are encouraged to share your experiences.
Winter and Summer Native’s Nights were started in 1995 by the Ocean City Historical Museum and they have provided the Museum with valuable information about the town.
These gatherings have resulted in oral histories, a Native’s database and many wonderful photographs.
As I mentioned last week, the 21st annual DooDah Parade and the third annual Pieasco are scheduled for April 22 in Ocean City, with legendary actor Mickey Rooney as the grand marshal.
This fun parade celebrates humor, honors legendary comedians and features unusual brigades and individual revelers, plus 500 basset hounds waddling.
Legendary comedian, Soupy Sales, will preside over the Pieasco, which includes over 100 Doo Dah enthusiasts sitting in grandstands and plastering each other with shaving cream pies.
Surely this is something you want to participate in!
To enter the Doo Dah Parade and/or the Pieasco, contact the Public Relations Office at 525-9300, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or stop at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave.
You can also email or call 856-691-7535 after hours or on weekends.
Don’t forget to give me two weeks’ notice for any news you want to see published here.
 Just send an email to me at or call 898-8825.
In the meantime, enjoy these early days of spring!

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