OP Anniversary Gala Announced

BERLIN — The Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Committee will celebrate 50 years of preserving, protecting and promoting quality resort and residential living on Delmarva at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-11:30 p.m.

“The gala committee has been working for months with Matt Ortt and his team to bring you the most amazing fun-filled evening that people will be talking about for the next 50 years,” said Sharyn O’Hare, event organizer. “We even have a few surprises planned, too, so come prepared to come, party and just have fun.”

A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, live entertainment by the hit show band 10 Spot from Virginia Beach, a champagne toast and commemorative giveaways.

“For dinner, guests will enjoy a gourmet salad, filet mignon with lobster thermidor, fresh rockfish imperial, a premium open bar and other tasty treats,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association. “Award-winning culinary wizard Stuart Diepold will amaze gala-goers with an array of delicious dishes.”

To recognize the nostalgic anniversary, the cocktail reception will showcase signature appetizers that best reflect the 70s, 80s, 90s and the 2000s along with a raw bar and beef Wellingtons, chorizo puff pastry and tomato/mozzarella skewers.

“After the cocktail reception, the party heads upstairs to the ballroom where an electric performance takes guests through a foot-tapping trip along memory lane with the best rendition of some of the most-talked-about dance songs in the last 50 years,” said Sawyer. “I, along with many others, will not be a wallflower on Nov. 10.”

Individual tickets are $160 and can be purchased at the Ocean Pines Administration Building, located at 239 Ocean Parkway. Those who are interested have until Thursday, Nov. 1 to purchase their tickets. Tables of ten are available for reserving if you, your family or company would like to have great exposure at the event.

The gala, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Steen Homes, Worcester County Tourism, First Home Mortgage, Compass Investment Advisors, The City Florist, Chesapeake Utilities/ Sandpiper, Exit Realty at The Beach and Real Estate Title & Escrow.

“This is going to be the best party ever held in Ocean Pines,” said O’Hare.