End of September Events

(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, 26thand 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 7thto 12thStreets 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 6thSt.Practice Field, off 6thand 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.

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 21from 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, 6thand 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, 9thSt.entrance, Mon. – Fri., 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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 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.54thSt. and West Ave.for S/Sgt. Ingles DosReis; 3:05 p.m., 45thSt. and Central for Sgt. 1stClass Scott R. Smith; 3:15 p.m., 37thand Central for Spc. Simeon Hunte; 3:25 p.m. 29thand Wesley Ave.  for L/Cpl Jon T. Hicks, Jr.;3:35 p.m., 21stand Wesley Ave. for SSgt. Aaron Nelson Brown; 3:45 p.m.,VFW Post,15thand Bay Ave.for Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick; 3:55 p.m., Bay Ave. between 24thand 25thSt., 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, 6thand Wesley Ave., and at homes throughout town. There will be merchant Table Sales in the downtown, all weekend long, 6thto 11thSts. 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.