Ten top bidders and 40 lucky raffle ticket holders are the recipients of an official Ocean Pines, Maryland license plate.
Ocean Pines Association held a license plate auction/raffle fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 to raise money for its police department. The fundraiser brought in $5,050, of which $1,250 will be sent to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration as a processing fee for 50 organization license plates.
The first license plate, PN0001, was sold for $800 to bidder Gary Clift of Ocean Pines. Cheryl Jacobs, Ocean Pines Association vice president, outbid others to claim license plate PN0002 for $425. Eight other plates were auctioned off to Ocean Pines residents, including PN0004, which went to long-time resident and business owner Marvin Steen for $500.
Forty raffle tickets were then drawn from a ticket drum at the March 24 event.
The winning raffle tickets are as follows: ticket number 6987276 for license plate PN0011, 6987271 for PN0012, 6987272 for PN0013, 6987273 for PN0014, 6987257 for PN0015, 6987305 for PN0016, 6987255 for PN0017, 6987266 for PN0018, 6987283 for PN0019, 6987310 for PN0020, 6987288 for PN0021, 6987302 for PN0022, 6987284 for PN0023, 6987275 for PN0024, 6987274 for PN0025, 6987281 for PN0026, 6987279 for PN0027, 6987269 for PN0028, 6987264 for PN0029, 6987289 for PN0030, 6987270 for PN0031, 6987313 for PN0032, 6987253 for PN0033, 6987258 for PN0034, 6987277 for PN0035, 6987282 for PN0036, 6987268 for PN0037, 6987286 for PN0038, 6987263 for PN0039, 6987265 for PN0040, 6987251 for PN0041, 6987280 for PN0042, 6987254 for PN0043, 6987256 for PN0044, 6987287 for PN0045, 6987252 for PN0046, 6987261 for PN0047, 6987311 for PN0048, 6987285 for PN0049 and 6987267 for PN0050.
“Proceeds from the license plate raffle/auction will cover the cost of the first annual National Night Out event in Ocean Pines,” said Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. “It’s a community-building event that will promote police-community partnerships and Pines Pride.”
The event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at White Horse Park, located at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, is free and open to the public.
“Music, food, games and moon bounces will be available for the public to enjoy,” said Sawyer. “Marked police vehicles will also be on display and officers will meet and greet the public.”
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Pfc. Jennifer DeGiovanni, of Ocean Pines Police Department, will offer child safety seat checks, where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance.
“Our officers care deeply for passenger safety and want to make sure residents and guests are installing children and baby car seats correctly,” said Sawyer.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.