LBI Celebrates Opening of Beaches for 2011 Season with sun, fun and everyone

Soaring into summer, LBI cuts the ribbon to open the beaches for summer 2011 with the help of statewide and local officials, US Marines, Kites, Surf Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Classic Cars, Sneakboxes, Giant Clams and plenty of sunshine
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May 23, 2011 - PRLog -- If the weather at the first offiical opening of the beaches on Long Beach Island was an indication of what summer 2011 holds for  the Jersey Shore, then let the seaon begin!  As the Long Beach Island Region DMO/Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce brought together community leaders, local organization and all the fixings for a fun morning at the beach; Congressman Jon Runyan cuts the ribbon between two 4ft Reclam the Bay Clam Trail Clam Statues and recommended everyone to "hit the beach" this summer.

Also at the 17th Street Beach Entrance in Ship Bottom was the Ship Bottom Mayor and Countil, Assemleywomen Diann Gove, Ocean County Freeholder Gerry Little, Ocean County Clerk Scott Corabela, , Southern Ocean County Chamber President Chris Schwab and Vice Presient Andrea Driscoll, LBI Region  DMO Director Lori Pepenella, as well as representatives from the US Marines, Breeze Radio FM, Tuckerton Seaport, Reclam the Bay, Operation Jersey Shore Vacation, Vintage Automobile Museum, Lighthouse International Film Festival, Island Surf and Sail, LBIF Green Business Panel, Shilp Bottom Merchant Association and the Ship Bottom Republican Club.

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Barnegat Bay Sneakbox, Congressman Runyan, Assemblywomen Gove and other officials christened the Tuckerton Seaport boat in honor of it's coastal heritage. In addition to Island Surf and Sail Water Sports Demos, Oceanside Bait and Tackle Surf Fishing Q&A, the Breeze Radio station offered a Kite Contest, The Vintage Automobile Museum displayed a 1962 Corvette Convertable.

The event was organized by the Long Beach Island Destination Marketing Organization and it's Tourism Panel to help promote the upcoming start of the season and celebrate what makes the Jersey Shore so special.

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