MAYOR’S AUTUMN MESSAGE
In a blink, the summer of 2013 has passed, and now we are in the midst of a beautiful autumn season here in Sea Isle City. So far this fall, Mother Nature has been very kind to us and there has been no shortage of pleasant temperatures or glorious sunsets on the bay – which, of course, is reason enough to be at the shore after Labor Day. However, the good weather is also a complement to our many autumn festivals and outdoor activities. As the weeks ahead unfold, be sure to keep your eye on the City’s calendar of events, because there has never been a better time to spend the autumn months in Sea Isle City.
In November, after this year’s Fall Family Festival, Irish Weekend, Italian Festival, Halloween Parade and Octoberfest celebration are all but a memory, we can still look forward to a variety of worthwhile autumn events – starting with the “South Jersey Striper Slam” Fishing Tournament during the weekend of November 8th. On November 11, join us as we gather at Veterans Park to honor our nation’s military heroes during Sea Isle’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. And, later in November, the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization has two special events planned: Girls Weekend and the 2013 Holiday Extravaganza.
During Girls Weekend, November 22-24, businesses throughout town will offer discounts and special deals, which no lady will want to miss. Then, during Thanksgiving Weekend, the Chamber’s 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza will take place at Excursion Park, where your family can enjoy a free ice-skating rink, live music, a tree lighting ceremony, a visit with Santa Claus, a fantastic fire engine parade and the chance to win a flat screen TV. To learn more about Girls Weekend and the Holiday Extravaganza, visit the Chamber’s website, www.seaislechamber.com, or phone 263-9090.
Before we know it, it will be winter. However, prior to grabbing your wool coat or taking your down comforter from the closet, be sure to make the most of the autumn here in Sea Isle City. Enjoying all that this season has to offer is a great way to get energized for the upcoming holidays and the winter months ahead.
Smile...You’re in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard Desiderio