Seasonal beach badges sell out again in Spring Lake

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SPRING LAKE — The borough announced that it will continue to monitor available COVID-19 data in regard to future beach badge sales after quickly selling out of the additional seasonal and senior badges sold last week.

The borough held an online sale for badges on Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m., and within minutes, all 2,000 seasonal badges and 250 senior badges had sold out.

“The badges sold out in less than 5 minutes,” Council President Brendan Judge, who serves on the beach committee, told The Coast Star on Tuesday. “Our system did not crash, it performed as designed, there was just such tremendous interest in the badges.”

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“We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 data. We’re hoping that we can release more badges in the future,” he added.

According to Borough Administrator Bryan Dempsey, 654 people purchased the available seasonal badges while 161 people purchased the senior badges. Customers were able to purchase up to, and no more than, five badges each.

Those who were unable to purchase badges on Friday were able to add their names to a wait list, which Mr. Dempsey said on Tuesday has more than 5,000 names on it. Daily badges will also be available throughout the summer.

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