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The Board of Governors of Ocean City’s DOO DAH PARADE will attempt to elevate its popular Pie-Asco to a new art form designated PIE ART. The experiment will take place after the Parade in front of the Music Pier when folks gather to plaster each other with shaving cream pies.

For the past few years, Board members have taken a closer look at the results of the traditional Pie-Asco. Their studies reveal that the shaving cream sticking to participants’faces after the smooshing often appear to be spontaneous abstract art.

The Board cites its inspiration from the late Jackson Pollock, who invented Action Painting. Also know as “Jack the Dripper” Pollock splattered bucketsful of paint on huge canvases spread out on his studio floor. His works have been hailed by art critics and he is considered a major innovator of modern art.


PIE ART can well be considered ACTION SMOOSHING,” notes the Board and we will immediately preserve it by taking photos of outstanding examples before they evaporate. It will be an interesting experiment and hopefully a major contribution to modern art.”

Both the smoohser and smooshee will win prizes. After all, what is the artist without his or her canvas?

The Pie-Asco was started to honor the late Soupy Sales, who used shaving cream pies on his syndicated TV shows. The shaving cream was easy to clean off the expensive suits of his guests like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior.

There is no pre-registration for the Pie-Asco. Just meet in front of the Music Pier after the Parade and join the experiment. The event is designed to further fun and humor in the great tradition of Doo Dah.

The Doo Dah Parade will be held on Sat., April 13 starting at noon. It begins at 6th and Asbury, proceeds to 12th St., turns to boardwalk and ends at the Music Pier. The Parade takes off with 80 year old Baton Twirler, Betty Lambert leading the Ocean City High School Band and ends with over 500 basset hounds many of them in costume.

In between will be good clean funny and goofy brigades and individuals, impersonators of legendary comedians, decorated doggies, six bands including the madcap Pitman Hobo aggregation and miscellaneous whatevers. To participate in the Doo Dah Parade and receive a free “I Was a Hotdog for a Day” T Shirt and hotdog snack from major sponsor Dietz and Watson, call (609) 525-9300, after hours (609) 364-4010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Doo Dah Weekend also includes the amazing and humorous Basset Hound Olympics at 1 p.m. Fri., April 12 on the Tabernacle Grounds; a program on the benefits of humor by world renowned authority, Dr. Joel Goodman, 2 p.m. on Fri., April 12 at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., admission free and the Doo Dah Comedy Show, Fri. April 12 featuring Hollywood Walk of Famer Peggy King, Cartoonist John McPherson of “ Close to Home,” 80 year old baton twirler, Betty Lambert, the Impersonators of legendary comedians and a tribute to Soupy Sales. The show will be held 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Admission is a donation or canned or dried food or a $10 donation to the Ocean City Food Cupboard.

(April 15) The Ocean City Exchange Club will honor the City’s State Championship Girl’s Basketball Team at the Tuckahoe Inn on Mon., April 15th starting 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call (609) 381-6841.

(April 18) Bus Trip to Washington, D.C. to the HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and National Cathedral and Tour of Evensong. Bus leaves Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. at 8 a.m. Includes lunch, bus, admissions: $95, advance registration required. For information, call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.

(April 25, 26 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) The Ocean City Drama Guild presents “FOOTLOOSE, the Musical” in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Tickets are $12 and $15. Call (609) 399-1290 ext. 1442 for Tickets.

(April 27) Clean Ocean Action BEACH SWEEP, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., check in at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace for clean up supplies. All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual Statewide event to help keep beaches clean and safe and protect the coastal environment. Call (609) 399-6111 ext. 9711.

(April 27-28) Boardwalk and Downtown TABLE SALES, from 6th to 14th St. on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.  

MISS AMERICA will attend the 80th Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City. The Pageant will be held at the Music Pier, June 13 through 15 with the Parade on Wed., June 12. Preliminary Nights are June 13 and 14. Saturday, June 15 is the final with special guest, Miss America, Mallory Hagan who will participate in the program.

Tickets are now available from Mary Lou Cake: Home Phone (856) 424-3564, Cell (609) 315-1423. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets are $35 for each preliminary night only, $50 for the final only on Saturday, $110 for all three nights. Show time is 7 p.m. each night. An estimated $35,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

(May 25) STAND UP FOR THE SEALS, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for fallen SEALS and other Spec Ops warriors will sponsor its first annual Beach Adventure Race that will include an obstacle course for adults and a sand challenge run for kids under 10. The event will also feature Stand Up Paddle Ocean Challenge. Contests start on the 4th Street Beach at 7:30 a.m. Teams and individuals interested in participating should accesswww.memorialbeachchallenge.com.

StandUP4SEALS is an official partner of “O ne Team One Fight” which includes the Navy SEAL Foundation and the 31 Heroes Project. The Memorial Day Weekend event will honor and support the families of those who have fallen and those who fight on in this longest war in modern history. Contact Kristin Gallagher (610) 401-1510.                                                 

LAST MINUTE NEWS: Rowan University RN-BSN Nursing students will hold a health fair on April 4th at the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes. The public is invited.