Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This Saturday night is "Nightmare in Strathmere"!

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

This Saturday night is "Nightmare in Strathmere"!

This is the boat parade, beginning at 6:30 pm, sponsored by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club. It is a fun night for all of Strathmere. Please join in and decorate your boat, jet ski, kayak or house. Prizes will be awarded for watercraft, houses on the bay and houses off the bay. Registration (it's free) will take place on Friday, August 27 at the old Corson’s Inlet Marina from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, August 28 outside Twistie’s from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You must be registered to be eligible for a prize.

It is important that we have a significant number of watercraft entered or the NJ State Marine Police have said they will not be willing to issue a parade permit for future years.

We are honored to have Ollie and Connie Twist as our Grand Marshals this year.

Here are pictures from last year of the first and second place prizes for boats:

This is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the SFEC, which sponsors many Strathmere programs, such as the Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament (see below), the "Traveling Turtles" program at the Shiavo Library, dune grass planting, osprey platform construction and placement, and several free fishing tournaments.

Please help the SFEC continue by purchasing this year's neat Nightmare tee shirt and by buying tickets for the raffle. Shirts and raffle tickets will be available outside Twistie's on Saturday afternoon. Winners will be announced at 9:00 pm at the Deauville Beach Bar, as will the winners of the raffle drawing. Here is this year's tee shirt (back):

Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament - On Saturday morning, September 4 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend), the SFEC will sponsor this tournament for all kids 17 and under. Have your children or grandchildren bring their rod, reel and tackle (pyramid weights work best) to the Prescott Street Beach (free parking at Mildred's). Registration begins at 7:30 am; fishing from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. All registered children will receive bait, tee shirt (while supplies last), hot dog and soda or water. Please note that an adult must accompany children under 12 years old.
Upcoming Events:
"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade (sponsored by the SFEC), 6:30, Saturday, August 28

Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament (also sponsored by the SFEC), Saturday, September 4, 9:00 am

Strathmere Ensemble Concert at 7:00 pm Saturday, September 4

Last day of Flounder Season, Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)

SIA Meeting at the Firehouse, 8:00 pm Friday, September 10

and every Sunday at the Strathmere United Methodist Church: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service

Our thanks to all who have paid their SIA Dues ($10 annually per adult). If you have been meaning to send them in - here's your chance!

You can contact us by responding to this e-mail or by mailing the SIA at P.O. Box 57 in Strathmere.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

Butch Vandegrift - President
Ken Weaver - Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Debbie Vandegrift - Secretary

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