Wildwood Centennial Opening Ceremonies and Family Beach Party Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Wildwood Centennial Committee Announces

Opening Ceremonies and Family Beach Party

TODAY, May 19, 2012



WILDWOOD, NJ – A free, family-oriented beach party will kick off the celebration of the City of Wildwood’s 100th Anniversary on the world famous beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood. A full day of fun, games, activities, food and entertainment is planned. Families, friends and neighbors of the Wildwoods are encouraged to participate and join the party!

The schedule for Saturday, May 19 is as follows:

12:00 noon – Wildwood Centennial Grand Opening Ceremonies
Location: The WILDWOODS sign, Boardwalk and Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.
Details: Local radio personality Scott Wahl will emcee the opening ceremonies and will provide the audience with fun facts from Wildwood’s interesting and entertaining 100 year history. State, county and local dignitaries are expected to participate.

1:00 p.m. – Wildwoods Mayors Tram Car Race
Location: On the Boardwalk in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ.
Details: Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey and Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon will compete in a race with the famous Tram Cars

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Family games and activities on the beach
Location: Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.
Details: Island wide civic organizations will provide free games and activities, including clamshell throws, sack races, corn toss and much more. Also included will be educational activities, including nature interpretations and fire safety demonstrations. A food court, including many island culinary specialties, will have a wide variety of delicious items available for purchase throughout the day.

7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Bonfire and DJ music
Location: Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.
Details: A bonfire is scheduled on the beach at 7:30 p.m. A family-oriented DJ from Kids Parties to Go will provide the entertainment, including exciting, interactive dances.

10:00 p.m. – Fireworks display
Location: Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.
Details: The finale of the beach party event will be a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 10:00 p.m.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, May 20. For more information about the Wildwood’s Centennial Celebration Family Beach Party, please contact Ellen DeVito by phone at 609.846.2046 or by email at e.devito@wildwoodnj.org.