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Seeking Asbury Park Tour Guides


coaster-news-200-newAre you interested in being a tour guide and showing visitors to Asbury Park the city’s unique history and culture?  If so, then you might want to attend a special meeting at the Stephen Crane House Sun., March 19.

  “The Asbury Park Historical Society is getting many requests for guided tours of the city so we are going to put together a special committee to handle these requests,” Society President Don Stine said.

  An initial meeting of volunteers interested in both organizing and giving the tours will be held at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave. March 19 at 2 p.m. You must be a current APHS member to participate.

  A representative from Madison Marquette, the city’s boardwalk redeveloper, is expected to be present, as will Bob Waitt, who organizes similar tours in Ocean Grove.

  “There is a lot of public interest in Asbury Park right now and we already have tours booked with a theatre group and students from an Outward Bound School in Staten Island,” Stine said.

  He said tour guides will have to develop an in-depth knowledge about Asbury Park but that the APHS is willing to educate anyone wanting to participate. A fee will be charged to participants of the tours, similar to the arrangement now made for Ocean Grove tours. Money raised will go toward APHS expenses.

  “It should be both fun and interesting and we urge people to get involved. There is a lot of history in Asbury Park to be shared,” Stine said.

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