MAYOR’S MESSAGE: June 25, 2015
What a summer this is turning out to be! Last weekend, countless people attended Skimmer Festival, which is our largest festival of the season. On Skimmer Saturday, shoppers discovered an amazing selection of merchandise along Sea Isle’s Promenade, where 400 vendors sold clothing, crafts, toys, artwork, fishing gear and much more. Also on Saturday, the Skimmer Food Court fed an army of hungry festival-goers, plus people enjoyed a wide variety of free activities at Excursion Park, including bounce houses, a photo booth, face painters, live music and other family-fun.
On Sunday of Skimmer Weekend, thousands of people returned to the Promenade to celebrate Fathers Day with live music by The Snake Brothers Band, free Historical Trolley Tours and the annual Skimmer Antique Auto Show, which featured an impressive gathering of vintage cars and trucks. It was my pleasure to once again present trophies to this year’s Auto Show winners: Rich Rininsland, of Villas, PA, owner of a beautiful Pontiac Business Coupe that won the Best in Show award; and Joseph Minchelli, of Cape May Court House, who took home the Mayor’s Award for his awesome Ford Model-T Speedster. My congratulations to both winners!
If you missed this year’s Skimmer Antique Auto Show, mark your calendars now for the Fall Festival Auto Show on Sunday, September 20.
Even though 2015 Skimmer Festival is already a memory, we still have a great deal in store for you this summer. Sea Isle’s Saturday Night Concerts Under the Stars began last weekend, and the Beachcomber Guides are back in action offering their wonderfully informative beach tours twice each week. Tomorrow night, Friday, June 26, is the first installation of this year’s Sea Isle City’s Got Talent Contest at the Band Shell, and next week, Sea Isle’s weekly Movies Under the Stars and Family Dance Parties get underway at Excursion Park. For a complete list of upcoming events and activities, go to www.VisitSICNJ.com, Sea Isle’s one-and-only Visitors Website.
As you no doubt are aware, Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means many people are looking forward to a long holiday weekend with family and friends. Since we experienced a rainy Fourth of July in 2014, we are definitely due for perfect weather during this year’s Independence Day Weekend. There’s a special
section below that will help you plan your July 4th visit to Sea Isle City – so don’t miss a
moment of the fun!
My best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy July 4th! God Bless America!
Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio