Officials laud successful summer season

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[DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

POINT PLEASANT — Borough officials have lauded the end of a successful summer season in the municipality, which featured residents and visitors alike taking advantage of dozens of recreational opportunities and the tranquility provided by the borough’s riverfront beaches.

“For what it was, it was a very successful summer season all around. Up until the end of the spring, we didn’t know what restrictions were going to be lifted by the state due to COVID and where we would be come the summer, so we did not have the time or resources to plan anything large scale,” Borough Administrator Frank Pannucci Jr. told The Ocean Star.

“That being said, we still were able to run some pretty fantastic programs, all-be-it smaller than we would’ve liked. Summer Camp was a great success and the campers and staff were equally excited to see each other. Our recreation programs also were a lot of fun including our paddle boarding classes and the return of movies in the park, this time at Riverfront Park. 

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“While we couldn’t hold our normal senior citizen programs at their location due to remodeling, we still hosted afternoons at Riverfront Park for our senior beehive programs with sponsored lunches and events. It was so nice to get our seniors back together and be able to interact.”

Sheri Silversmith, superintendent of recreation, spoke about the number of participants who took part in this summer’s recreation programs.

“Everything was full to capacity and everything went very smoothly the whole season,” she said. “There was definitely something for everybody and it was a great summer.”

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