The 11 Octopuses are heading back out to sea this weekend after their summer vacation on the Boardwalk.

Over 300 kids visited each of the locations to completed the Octopus Hunt and were rewarded with their own stuffed animal when they returned to the Information Cottage. There were lots of happy kids and parents and the participating business got a boost.

Thanks to the following locations
for hosting them:

The season may be coming to a close, but the Boardwalk is still the place to be!

Join us Wednesday September 11, 5-7 PM for our 1st After Dark of the season at

On the Boardwalk between 9th & 10th Street
Complementary munchies!
Happy Hour Drink Prices!
It's the day before BikeFest, so come on down and enjoy
before the craziness begins!

And. . . Speaking of BikeFest

The Downtown Association will have a beer booth at the Inlet again this year. It's a major fund-raiser for us. Come visit! Were right outside the food tent all day Sept. 12, 13, 14
Profits go toward Holiday Lights for Ocean City, and we'll be decorated for Christmas, so look for us and enjoy a frosty beverage while you're there.

We still have a few openings for volunteers if you would like to help out by working at the booth
Friday, 10AM-2PM, 2PM-6PM or Saturday, Sept. 14, 10AM-2PM.

All volunteers receive a wrist band, good for admission to the Inlet events for all 3 days! (a $65 value!)

Help out the Downtown Association for just 4 hours, and enjoy the bands and other entertainment for the whole weekend!

The Information Cottage on the Boardwalk was busy all summer long!
A big thank you to all our staff and volunteers. Marjorie Hagood, Donna Greenwood, Barbara D'Eugenio, Jason Long, Phil Reid, Kaaren Hooke, Monica Stacovey, Kevin Gibbs, Mary & Frank Knight, Diana Abbaticchio, Suzy & Steve Taylor, Tim & Joan Mullins, Teresa Salinaro, Charlotte & Ed Montgomery, Phil Vale, Vicki Barrett.

They are Ocean City's goodwill ambassadors on the Boardwalk. They hand out booklets, flyers, rack cards and coupons for business all over the city. Explain parking, bus and tram routes and special events. Find lost parents and cell phones and keys and supply band aids. They talked to over 22,500 visitors this summer!!, Collected 6,142 Zip codes for tourism tracking, provided cold water for the Boardwalk police and safety officers and hosted the Octopusl Hunt.

Whew!! That's quite a list and everyone of them will tell you
they had fun doing it.

If you would like to join us on the Boardwalk next summer,

Trick or Tee Time Golf Tournament
Ghoulishly Good Fun!
Thursday, October, 24
Shotgun start at Noon
War Admiral at GlennRiddle
$125 per person, $500 per team

All proceeds go to

Prize for best costume!

Plan ahead now to be part of the growing downtown holiday light display.

Business, don't miss the opportunity to purchase a custom holiday display and receive matching funds (up to $5,000) provided by the OC Downtown Association.

Donations in any amount
from businesses
or individuals are welcome.

For over 40 years, the Downtown Association has brought you the events that help make Ocean City a great place to live work and play. We are the oldest community association in the city but we are constantly working to keep pace with the ever-changing face of our great community.

We thank you for your past support and ask you to send you membership dues today. ( only $30 for individuals and $100 for businesses)

DTA 2020 Membership Dues are due now!
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Downtown Association Board of Directors
President:  Brooks Trimper
Vice President:  Kevin Gibbs
Treasurer:  Amy Rothermel
Secretary:  Nancy Howard
Immediate Past President:
Joe Manganello
Board Members:  Viola Candeloro, Steve Taylor, Ray Robinson, Lauren Taylor, Nancy Bradford, Nick Ruggieri, Vicki Barrett, Melody Cedarstrom, Frank Knight.

Executive Director:  Mary Ann Manganello
Events Coordinator:  Kelly Mitchell