50th Anniversary Committee to host boat dedication

A model ship first given to Ocean Pines by community originator Boise Cascade in 1975 has been restored and installed as a display piece at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.  

The 50th Anniversary Committee, in one of its final acts, will host a dedication ceremony for the vessel on Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., at the Yacht Club.  

Representatives from the committee and the Ocean Pines Board will attend, along with General Manager John Viola, Operations Director Colby Phillips and others.  

Funds raised during the 50th anniversary celebration, last year, went towards the case that now houses the boat. Resident Joe Costello designed the case.  

“It’s one of the few tangible artifacts that Ocean Pines has, given to us by Boise Cascade, and the 50th anniversary committee wanted to be certain it was preserved in a place where people can see it,” committee Chairwoman Jenny Cropper-Rines said.  

The ceremony is open to the public and press.  

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