ASTI withdraw from Leaving Cert discussions

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Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City Draws Huge Crowds

first_imgMartin Z. Mollusk, Doug Jewell, and Mark Soifer Ocean City’s 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade brought tens of thousands of visitors to Ocean City on Saturday afternoon. A spectacular blue sky may have been the main attraction for the event, which kicked off at noon and traveled through downtown Ocean City on Asbury Avenue and finished on the Ocean City Boardwalk.The Doo Dah Parade featured the community grand marshal Doug Jewell, owner of Air Circus, the kite and novelty store on the Boardwalk. Doug received the recognition because of his many contributions to our special events including Doo Dah, Martin Mollusk and the regular “run of the mill” grand marshal was Mark Soifer because in 1985 he started the Parade with the help of his friend Clint Campbell and for his 45 years of service to the City of Ocean City, as the Director of Community Affairs.The procession included bands, pageant queens, community organizations, Martin Z. Mollusk, Wonder Bear, Trash Buster the Canned Crusader, and almost 600 basset hounds.__________Sign up for free e-mail news updates on all Ocean City headlines and events.__________ The PieAsco — in which parade attendees are invited to smoosh friends and family with shaving cream pies in honor of comedian Soupy Sales — concluded the event.The Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City is part of a weekend dedicated to humor and is modeled after an event in Pasadena, Calif. It has served as an early-spring draw for Ocean City and starts a series of special events that will continue through the summer, fall and into the new year.The beach, boardwalk and downtown shops remained busy throughout the day.last_img read more