Event Schedule for 100th Anniversary Celebration

 

 

July

11th at 8:00 AM: Mass in honor of all deceased Sea Isle City Lifeguards at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 4300 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, New Jersey.  All past and present lifeguards along with the general public are welcome to attend.  Program donated by Marci Schankweiler of "For Pete's Sake Foundation".

11th at 10:45 AM: Surboat parade led by Atlantic City Bagpipe Brigade along the Promenade (29th to 44th Streets).  One hundred year old alumnus Andy Sannino, the oldest living Sea Isle City lifeguard, will serve as Grand Marshal.  The parade will also feature VanDyne lifeguard boats, Ocean City's Untied States Lifesaving Boat dating back to the 1800's, alumni, other dignitaries, and more. 

11th at 11:15 AM: 100th Anniversary Ceremony at Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Headsquarters, 44th Street and Promenade.  Ceremony will include a gun salute, bagpipes, prayers, and speeches by various dignitaries.  This event will end with a Row-Out Ceremony at the 43rd Street beach, during which alumni will row three Sea Isle City lifeguard boats past the breakers, where flowers will be set adrift in honor of all deceased beach patrol members.

11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM: Beach Patrol Open House.  Both alumni and the general public can enjoy guided tours through Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Headquarters, where they can view equipment, awards from competitions, and pictures from past decades.

 

13th at 10:00 AM: History Presentation of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol at the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue, presented by former SICBP Captains Mike McHale and Bill Gallagher.

13th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM: Beach Patrol Open House.  The general public is invited to enjoy free guided tours through Beach Patrol Headquarters, 44th Street and the Promenade, where they can view present day equipment, awards from competitions, and pictures of past decades.

13th at 3:00 PM: Paddle-Out Wreath Ceremony (floating memorial service) on 44rd Street Beach, with lifeguard boats and paddleboards to honor deceased members of the beach patrol.

13th at 7:00 PM: Annual Alumni Association Cocktail Party, during which the newest Hall of Fame inductees will be honored.  The ceremony will take place between 7 and 10 PM at the Breakers Restaurant, 8600 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ.  Tickets are $40 dollars per person with a cash bar.  Please note, there wil be passed hoers d'ouevres from 7 to 9 PM.  There will also be a vegetable crudite station along with a cheese board.

 

Other Activities Associated with the 100th Anniversary Celebration

  • • Commemorative 100th Anniversary Tee Shirts will be on sale to alumni, current lifeguards, and the general public.  The limited edition shirts sell for $15 each.  They can be purchased at Beach Patrol Headquarters, 44th Street and Promenade, during regular business hours, seven days a week, starting Memorial Day Weekend.

 

  • • Follow the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol on Facebook and Instagram to view pictures and read historical facts pertaining to the 100 year history of our Beach Patrol.  Look for new posts each Thursday on “Throw Back Thursdays”

 

  • • The Sea Isle City Historical Museum, located on the first level of the Sea Isle City Library at 4800 Central Avenue, has created a comprehensive display of beach patrol memorabilia.  This display will be available for viewing until October of 2019.

 

 

 

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Sea Isle City Beach Patrol
Celebrating 100 Years of Lifeguarding
Established July 11, 1919
For Event Information Click on "Centennial Events".