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Wildwood prompts residents to take summer tour at home

By: Jessica Meszaros


[Summer Tour of Wildwood logo]

The warm temperatures and balmy breezes of summer practically beg for people to get out and explore their local community. And for residents itching to go exploring, the “Summer Tour of Wildwood” passport program strives to be a guide.

The new event comes off the success of the previously conducted Wildwood Snowman Search in 2018, which received over 3,000 total entries and awarded over $2,400 in prizes.

For the new “Summer Tour of Wildwood” program, residents and visitors alike can pick up a “passport” from any one of the program’s 58 participating businesses. While traveling across the community to visit each business, participants obtain stamps to place in their book. Each stamp is specific to the business; some businesses also may choose to offer discounts or coupons to event participants. The overall goal is for residents to visit and explore as many Wildwood locations as possible.

The passport will showcase the 11 historic communities that comprise Wildwood and provide a brief history of each community.

Participants will receive one entry into the drawing for $1,000 in cash prizes for every 10 stamps collected. As an added bonus, each participants will receive 10 total entries if they collect all 59 stamps from participating businesses. Passports must be brought to City Hall to be certified and entered into the drawing.

The contest is scheduled to run from May 17-June 21 and will correspond with the city’s free “Music on Main” concert series.

The organizing committee will be at the May 17 [Dirty Muggs] show to launch the event and hand out passports. The event will culminate at the June 21 [Griffin & the Gargoyles] concert.

The “Summer Tour of Wildwood” passport program is presented by local business owners in partnership with the city, the Wildwood Business Association, the Wildwood Historical Society and the West Newsmagazine.

For more information and a full list of participating businesses, visit WildwoodPassport.com. Participate on social media, by using or following the hashtags #SummerTourofWildwood and #WildwoodPassport.

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