Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Here he Comes - Mr Mature America!

There are a lot of things to like about Ocean City. One of the things I enjoy are the quirky events that Ocean City has. March has one of the newer quirky events - Mr Mature! So what is Mr Mature?  Let me explain it this way - Atlantic City has Miss America, Mrs Senior America,  Miss'd America and all the other events. But where are the men in all these competitions (well except for Miss'd America but that is a whole different event!)? So Ocean City decided to create an event for Mature Men. Thus, Mr Mature America! Here are the rules to qualify for this illustrious event. You must be a man over the age of 55….and that is it. There is no pre-qualification. You don’t have to enter numerous other contests. Unfortunately there is also no “Show me your shoes” parade. Hmmm, maybe I should suggest that. So if you are a man over the age of 55 you qualify!
Here is a clip from last year's Mr Mature America
 You probably want to have some kind of quasi-talent. Maybe you can sing, play the piano or another instrument, can do stand-up. Heck, you could even do baton twirling! Really, the “competition” is all about having a good time. The show starts with a choreographed dance routine and the laughs get started. There is a fashion event. Thankfully there is NOT a thong event – there is a limit even in Ocean City! At the end of the evening a Mr Mature America is crowned – yes crowned. He gets a crown, a sash and a dozen roses and walks the walkway waving and smiling. Generally there are no tears. But you never know – this is only the third year! Since Dietz & Watson is one of the sponsors, one of their gifts is a canned ham. Just in time for Easter!
If you are interested in going, here is the information for tickets. Tickets for the Pageant are $10, call (609) 399-6111 or stop at the City Hall Welcome Center at the 9th St. entrance to the building. The Mr Mature competition will be held on March 12, 2016 at the Music Pier.
If you need a place to stay, give me a call at 609-399-1554. Hope to see you!

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