Morey’s Piers Raised Funds, Hosted a Flash Mob First, and Had Four-legged Fun this Labor Day Weekend
This past Labor Day Weekend Morey’s Piers' Ocean Oasis Waterpark opened its gates for the first time to dogs, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the New Jersey SPCA. With about 100 “doggies paddling” through the water park, Morey’s Piers raised $2,000 for the New Jersey SPCA.
“The event was an overwhelmingly positive experience for guests and their dogs, and visitors can mark their calendars because Morey’s Piers will be going to the dogs again next year,” said Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers. Dog lovers can watch a recap video of the puppy pool party here and view images of the event here.
Battle of the Bands, another first-time event for Morey’s Piers, was held at artBOX, the new 10,000 square foot interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers on Adventure Pier. Ten regional bands competed for the coveted title “The King of the Boards.” The Bucks Band of Bucks County, PA took home the winning prize of $1,000 and generously donated it to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of Maryann Ellis, a band member’s parent who recently passed. Music enthusiasts can watch a recap video of the music competition here.
Romance also rocked the boardwalks this weekend during Wildwood’s first recorded flash mob proposal at Mariner’s Landing Pier. Choreographed by Mary Beth Clark from Dance Dynamics Studio of Upper Township, the dancers’ performance lasted about five minutes and featured proposal-appropriate songs, ending with the groom-to-be on bended-knee. Andrew Austin, 23 and Caitlin Cummons, 22, a life-long visitor of Wildwood, met as undergraduate students at East Carolina University. The couple plans to marry in the fall of 2014. Watch the unforgettable and heartwarming proposal here.