Jersey Shore Big Wave Awards – Six to Be Honored Who Helped Keep Us Strong

Posted on September 30, 2013 By

The public is invited to join the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau in honoring six outstanding New Jersey citizens at the Jersey Shore Big Wave award ceremony, October 16, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Reception Center, Exit 16 off the Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, N.J. 07733.

The honorees and their awards include Harry D. Eichhorn, Lifetime Achievement Award, given to the person who has had an immense impact on tourism; Marilou Halvorsen, Anchor Award, for “honoring a force for positive change and an asset to the Jersey Shore community”; Honorable Matthew Doherty, Mayor of Belmar, Rising Tide Award, which honors an organization or individual who has made an exceptional impact on tourism in a short time; Captain Lance and Christina Chambeau, the River Lady Dinner Cruises, Jersey Shore Icon Award, which honors an individual or organization that embodies the essence of the Jersey Shore; Mary Pat Christie, New Jersey Heroes, Spirit of the Shore Award, which honors an individual whose service and commitment to the Jersey Shore goes above and beyond the call of duty; and Thomas Donovan and the Asbury Park Press, Stronger Than the Storm Award, honoring a company or individual who went above and beyond for the community during Super Storm Sandy.

Robert Hilton, executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “Since we are approaching the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, we are especially excited about this year’s event as we celebrate the resurgence of the tourism business at the Jersey Shore.”

Margot MacPherson and Xplosive Entertainment will be providing the sound, music, and fun photo booth.

Tickets cost $85.00 a person and include a cocktail hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., dinner, and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at or send a check to JSCVB, 57 South Main St., Suite 361, Neptune, NJ 07756. To guarantee seating, checks must be postmarked by October 8. Include name(s), number of guests, address, and any seating preferences. For more information, call 732-244-9283.