Oct. 7, 2010
-- A 12 foot chowder chef? Dorothy following the yellow brick road? A straw pizza slice? The landscape has changed throughout Long Beach Island, in Waretown, Barnegat, Stafford, Tuckerton with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce sponsored LBI Region Decorated Scarecrow Contest. This free contest is to remind everyone that fall events, activities and shopping are still in full swing at the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore.
2010 marks the third year the Southern Ocean County Chamber is running this contest which has been recognized as the most unique form of promotion that can be done for a business or group. “The community is looking forward to this more and more”, states Lori Pepenella, Destination Marketing Director, “this year there has been an overwhelming response to the online voting component from the minute it went live on October 6.”
Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore Scarecrow Contest winner (one from Business and one from a Non Profit organization)
will be based on popular voting done on the chamber's website at www.visitLBIregion.com. Once on the website each scarecrow’s picture is listed in the Decorated Scarecrow Contest photo tour. Voters will have a chance to read about each organization as well as view the display. Each entrant has been assigned a number which is what the voter will enter on their online ballot. The contest is part of destination marketing efforts to promote tourism during the fall and holiday season and of course seeing them in person is even more fun, download their locations at visitLBIregion.com and take a trip to visit them. From lighthouse bonfires, haunted happenings, surfing competitions, live theater, cranberry harvest, shopping bargains, dining deals, concerts and parades; there is something every weekend through the holidays.
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