Asbury Park Historical Society Hosting Awards Dinner

The original buyers of the Stephen Crane House, two experts on the city’s doo wop music, and the director of the city’s public library are among people to be honored at the Asbury Park Historical Society’s first annual Asbury Heroes Award Dinner to be held on Oct. 10.

“Founded in 2001, the historical society has grown over the years and now is the time to honor those who have helped us in various ways over the years,” APHS President Don Stine said.

Stine said the annual awards dinner “is long overdue” and that there is a long list of people that can be recognized.

“We hope to make this an annual event because we need to catch up. And we hope people will turn out to support us,” he said.

The Asbury Heroes Award Dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6pm to 9pm at Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant at 1405 Asbury Avenue. Tickets, which are $75, can be purchased at Heaven Art & Antiques or at  Tickets can also be purchased at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Avenue, on Sunday between noon and 2 pm (cash or check only).

This year’s honorees include Tom and Regina Hayes, who originally saved the Stephen Carne House (The Historic Preservation Award); Vocal harmony music experts Charlie & Pam Horner who have been documenting the city’s West Side musical history (The Distinguished Historian Award); Public Library Director Bob Stewart (The Historic Stewardship Award) and Don McLain receiving the Community Service Award.

“It should be a fun and informative evening. We hope residents and visitors will turn out and support it. After all, Asbury Park is the most interesting city at the Jersey Shore,” Stine said.

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