Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SIA Newsletter 8/31/11 (3) - Nightmare in Strathmere This Saturday!

To all Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Nightmare in Strathmere, postponed because of Irene, will be held this Saturday night, September 3. Nightmare is always one of the biggest events of the Strathmere Summer.

The origins are somewhat lost in the mists of time, but in the early 1980's, a group from the Fishing Club were sitting around a watering spot discussing summers in Strathmere, and one suggested holding a boat parade. Another said, "Well, that would be a real nightmare", and so a legend was born. The name has nothing to do with the boat parade held by our neighbors to the north.

Times have changed but Nightmare is still just as much fun. It is not limited to boaters or houses on the bay - houses off the bay are urged to decorate and compete for a prize in their category!

So whether it's your boat, your dock or your home, you, too can come up with a decorating scheme and have a barrel of fun doing it!

There is no cost to enter, and everyone who does will receive a commemorative mug. Register and join the fun!
Nightmare is (still) run by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club (SFEC), and by selling tee shirts and raffle tickets, it has become their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Here is the Nightmare Schedule:
*All week - Raffle Tickets available at Frank's Boats ($10 for ten tickets - prizes: 1st: $1000; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $200)
*Friday: Tee shirts (check out the missing bridge railing) for sale at Hollingers' - Bayview at Putnam...
*Friday, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm - Registration  at former Corson's Marina - Bayview at Putnam
*Saturday, Noon until 5:00 (or so) - Tee shirts and Raffle Tickets for sale at tent in front of Twisties (turn in your raffle stubs)
*Saturday, 6:00 pm: Boats assemble in bay opposite boat ramp.
*Saturday, 6:30 pm - Boat Parade begins opposite Boat Ramp and continues under bridge (two cycles)
*Saturday, 9:00 pm - Deauville Beach Bar - Award presentations and Raffle Drawings

Even if you don't enter, come to a street end, the playground, Twisties, the Deauville or a friend's house on the bay and watch the parade!

Join us!!!

The Strathmere Improvement Association

No comments: