Due to a lack of funds and a recent change of municipal leadership, the 11th annual Asbury Park Mayor’s Ball has been postponed.
“There were no funds in the Mayor’s Ball account for this year from the previous year,” said Mayor Myra Campbell [shown at right, at swearing-in ceremony].
As well, the change of leadership from July did not allow enough time to plan for a ball in September, she said.
The ball, which usually takes place the second week in September, raises funds for scholarships to help offset tuition costs for local students who are going to college or technical school. Proceeds from the event also benefit recreation programs, community health awareness initiatives and internship opportunities.
Each year, the mayor selects local members of the community and organizations to honor at the event. Last year’s event honorees included boardwalk redeveloper Madison Marquette, The Second Baptist Church Men’s Ministry and local restaurateur Marilyn Schlossbach.
On Sept.15, the Dauphin Grill will host a “Meet and Greet” with Mayor Campbell from 1 to 4 p.m. to raise funds for the next ball, which is tentatively planned for the spring, according to Campbell.