Holiday Weekend By The Numbers

Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — The following is a look at a compilation of numbers accumulated by The Dispatch to recap last holiday weekend.

249,667: Demoflush crowd estimates for last Sunday

244,441: Average for three-day holiday weekend (249,851 for same weekend last year)

100,283: Municipal bus ridership from Thursday, July 3-Sunday, July 6

32,730: Bus ridership last Saturday alone

20,000: Wings sold at Smitty McGee’s over the weekend

10,000: Oysters sold at the Crab Bag

9,000: Hotel and motel rooms booked

5,000: Bottles of alcohol sold at West-O Bottle Shop

5,000: Rounds of golf reportedly played at OC area golf courses on Saturday and Sunday

4,500: Pounds of brown sugar used at Fisher’s Popcorn in Fenwick

4,000: Tacos sold at Grab and Go Tacos

3,120: Eggs sold at Jimmy’s Kitchen over the weekend

2,500: Pounds of raw popcorn kernels used at Fisher’s Popcorn in Fenwick

1,900: Crab cakes sold at Dead Freddies

1,792: Preventative Actions by Ocean City Beach Patrol from July 4-6

900: Caramel apples made and sold at Dolle’s on the Boardwalk

756: Tons of solid waste collected in Ocean City from July 4-6

561: Emergency Room visits at AGH over the weekend

400: Pounds per day of fried chicken sold at the Crab Bag

398: Photos in The Dispatch’s July 4  issue

100: Dollars charged for a private parking spot at a downtown lot

92: Total arrests by the OCPD over the weekend

76: Rescues by Ocean City Beach Patrol from July 4-6

52: Lost and Found kids reported by Beach Patrol from July 4-6

32: Gallons of chipped beef sold at Jimmy’s Kitchen

32: Ladies observed waiting at the Caroline Street Comfort Station at 2 p.m. on July 5

13: DUI Arrests by the OCPD

10: Miles of back-up on Route 50 on Saturday

.54: Inches of rain measured at the OC Municipal Airport in West Ocean City on July 4 from Hurricane Arthur