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First Night Committee members gathered at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center for a planning session and to remind you that Admission buttons are now on sale for $15 and will be $20 beginning December 1st and thereafter. The popular New Year's Eve event offers 8 hours of family entertainment from 4 p.m. to Midnight capped by a colorful fireworks display to usher in the New Year.

Buttons may be ordered on line at www.FirstNightOCNJ.com  or by calling (609) 399-1412. They are also on sale at the Bridge Welcome Center 7 days a week, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are on sale at  Gillian's in Downtown Stainton's Square 7days a week starting 10 a.m. Shown here (l-r) are committee members Jim Mallon, Aide to the Mayor, Bob Bleven, former City Police Chief, Jean Jacobson, Ocean City Home Bank, Walt Hohman, Ward's Pastry, Tricia Ciliberto, Ocean City Home Bank, Mark Soifer, City Public Relations Director, Rose Savastano, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sally Huff, City Tourism Commission, Michele B. Gillian, Chamber Executive Director and Mayor Jay A. Gillian. Three full color banners announcing First Night have been donated to the City by Dietz and Watson a long time sponsor of City events.

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Photo Credit: Donald B. Kravitz