Coast Guard Community Festival Celebrated in Cape May

Freeholder Will Morey, co-chair of the Coast Guard Community Festival, poses for a photo by the entrance of the Coast Guard Community Festival held on board the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., Saturday, May 9, 2015. The festival marks the end of nearly a year of planning and preparation to celebrate Cape May County's designation as a Coast Guard Community. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

Freeholder Will Morey poses by the entrance of the Coast Guard Community Festival held on board Training Center Cape May, Saturday, May 9, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards)

CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard Community Festival is in full swing as Cape May County celebrates its designation as a Coast Guard Community, Saturday.

After months of planning, the three-day event has drawn large crowds to the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May to celebrate the designation as only one of two Coast Guard Communities in the nation. Beginning Friday, Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, presented the official proclamation to the Freeholders and Mayors of the different municipalities in Cape May County. Saturday, hundreds filed onto the training center for food, fun, music as well as ship and base tours.

“This celebration really does demonstrate just how much the community and the Coast Guard interact with one another here in Cape May County,” said Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards, Training Center public affairs officer. “This is the Coast Guard’s hometown, and we couldn’t be more proud of this recognition.”

The festival is scheduled to conclude Sunday following a breakfast buffet and other events being held at the Cape May / Lewes Ferry Terminal.

For more information on the festival, go to http://ift.tt/1H9omPB

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