Mary Pat Christie Marks Sandy Milestone in Seaside
New Jersey’s first lady marked a symbolic milestone on the first day of summer.
Mary Pat Christie hammered the final board into place on the Seaside Heights boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
The initial project cost $3.6 million to replace the boards. Railings, lighting and ramps cost extra.
Christie thanked the workers for getting the job done.
The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/19aqXIv ) Coca-Cola, which sponsored the event, gave Christie a $500,000 check for her Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Seaside’s boardwalk was featured in MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality series and is home to a variety of arcades, amusement rides and food concessions.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com
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