New Jersey's first lady marked a symbolic milestone on the first day of summer.

Mary Pat Christie hammering in the final nail (Photo: Tom Mongelli)

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 ( ) 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,


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