On Wednesday, Sea Isle City’s Division of Tourism hosted the annual Sara the Turtle Festival at Excursion Park. Hundreds of families enjoyed a variety of free activities, including face painters, moon bounces, live animal exhibits, environmental displays, a musical performance by “The Turtlesinger,” and a popular event dubbed “The Diaper Derby.”
During the Diaper Derby, infants who cannot yet walk are placed in the middle of a circle and are lured to the finish line by cheering family members.
The winners of this year’s Diaper Derby, which was viewed by a large crowd of spectators, were Adelyn Layer, 11 months, of West Chester, Pa., first place; Lazlo Jacoby, 10 months, of Florence, N.J., second place; and Freddie Ritter, 11 months, of Philadelphia, third place.
Each winning child received a trophy, courtesy of the Division of Tourism, and a “Save a Turtle” T-shirt, courtesy of Sea Isle City’s Environmental Commission.
“This was one of our most successful Sara the Turtle Festivals – and the weather was beautiful,” said Tourism Representative Diane Merson, the event organizer. “The festival helps raise environmental awareness and it is always a lot of fun.”
For information about events taking place in Sea Isle City, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com or phone the Tourism Office at 609-263-8687.