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Mr. Fall Guy & Miss Fall Gal Contest a Feature


Who will be the King and Queen of Plop?

That question will be answered on Fri., Sept. 4 when this resort holds the third annual Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal Pageant starting 11 a.m. at the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier.

This is the way the City welcomes the coming of the fall season, always a lovely time at the shore. Contestants will be asked to fall dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sands. Those performing the most original renditions will be named Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, AKA the King and Queen of Plop.

After the winners are named all contestants will hold hands and perform a mass plopping as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture.

Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at the 9th St Beach. Entry is free and prizes will be awarded.

Suzanne Muldowney, AKA Under Dog, will perform an interpretive dance to the tune of “Falling Leaves.” Elvis performer, Ted Prior, will introduce his new Ocean City song to the public.The World’s Only Wind Chimes Band of Ocean City will perform the world premier of its “Ode to Autumn.”

A panel of local celebrity judges will select the winners. They include Hank Glaser, proprietor of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy and Fred and Susan Miller, authors of the book documenting Ocean City Baby Parade’s 100th anniversary.

The rules of the contest are simple. All participants must fall dramatically in slow motion to the sand. Costumes and props are permissible. All contestants must sign a waiver freeing the City from liability. Parents must sign for underage ploppers.

“This is our way of emphasizing that fall is on its way and that it’s a great time in Ocean City,” noted City officials. “The weather is grand, the pace is less hectic and we have many events planned right up to First Night and First Day at the Beach, our gala New Year’s celebrations.”

For information, call the Public Relations Office, 609-525-9300. And let them know if you have a special plopping entry so they can add it to advance publicity.