Friday, August 10, 2012

SIA Newsletter 8 10 2012 - Kayak Festival Tomorrow; SIA Meeting Tonight and Trolley Rides Tomorrow

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
This is a very busy week, and we're trying to do justice to all of the events. Hopefully you aren't tired of reading such a flood of newsletters.
This one is primarily about tomorrow's Kayak Festival, held by the Beach Patrol, but as this is an SIA Newsletter we'll first remind you of the two SIA events.

Tonight at 8:00pm we will hold our August SIA Meeting at the Firehouse.

We will draw the winner of Centennial Cruiser Bike Raffle!
We will also have nominations and elections of 2013 SIA Officers, and award the Bergus Prizes for Scholarship to our local scholars.
Following the business meeting, our own Dave Townsend will discuss the Townsend Family's hundreds of years of history in Cape May County!
Dave's 10th generation grandfather was John Townsend, who was allegedly the first white settler in Cape May County and built a home in 1690 which still exists.
Several generations of Townsends remained in the county and some made their living on the sea, which resulted in several tragedies involving Dave's ancestors.
You'll enjoy this - rain or no rain!

Saturday evening the SIA will be offering Free "Centennial Trolley Tours" around Strathmere.
For the younger folks, at 4:00, 4:20 and 4:40, we will be providing 15-minute fun trolley rides around town, and then
45-minute historic tours of the town at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00.
The trolley holds 25. Anyone who comes for the 5:00 ride and can't get on will get first priority for their choice of the 6:00 or 7:00 rides.
Come a little early as we need to actually pull away on each hour! Thanks!

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, the Beach Patrol will hold their annual Kayak Festival.
At this point it appears that rain could possibly delay the start a bit, but it is now expected that the Festival will go on tomorrow.
It will take place on the Vincent Road beach, and there will be instructions, demonstrations, ocean racing and wave riding
Bring the family! Admission is free, and equipment will be provided free for both instruction and race events.
Registration is also at Vincent - Race competitors pay $20 for entry fee and Festival tee shirt.
Races: 10:30 to 3:30 – call 263-1151 for category start times.
Instruction: 12:00noon and 2:00pm; practice all day.
Also a silent auction.
Award ceremony and post-race party will immediately follow at the Deauville Inn Beachouse.

The Vincent Road Beach!
Upcoming Events - mark your calendars:
SIA Meeting Friday, August 10, 8:00 pm - Elections, Drawing for the Centennial Cruiser bike and Talk by Dave Townsend!
Kayak Races Saturday, August 11 at Vincent Road Beach. Races: 10:30 to 3:30; Instruction: 12:00noon and 2:00pm
Centennial Trolley Tours, sponsored by the SIA, Saturday, August 11; Children, 4 pm; Adults: 5, 6 and 7 pm
Schiavo Library, Second Annual Local Authors' Night, Thursday, August 16, 7:00pm
"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30, Saturday, August 18
Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company Annual BBQ, Deauville Beach House, Wednesday, August 29, 6 to 9 pm
Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am
SIA Meeting Friday, September 14, 8:00 pm Ask the Expert. A local "expert" will speak on "Common Mistakes in Winterizing" and answer questions regarding summer homeowners planning to close up for the winter.
Last day of Flounder Season, Friday, September 28
Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday to September 30: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
Let us know of additions or corrections!
Celebrate Our Strathmere Centennial!
1912 - 2012
Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
 Linda Bateman   
Elaine Holsomback      
Donna Diefenderfer       
Dorothy Addario       
Ken Weaver

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