(6/13/2006)

Shalimar Resort vacation package to be auctioned at Preservation New Jersey Gala

Doo Wop Preservation League Advisory Board member Michael Hirsch will be representing the board at The Preservation New Jersey Gala 2006. Preservation New Jersey is a statewide advocacy organization which provides technical assistance, advocacy, and education through tours, conferences, and workshops. The proceeds from the Preservation New Jersey Gala provide funding for their programs such as naming the annual 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey. Hirsch initiated the nomination of the Doo Wop Historic District for listing in 2005. This year Preservation New Jersey offered their strong voice to get our notable Motel District listed on America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2006 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Doo Wop Preservation League has donated a Doo Wop gift "basket". The blue sand pail contains a "Wildwood Days" DVD, "Doo Wop Motels of the Wildwoods" DVD, a "How to Doo Wop Handbook", and a Doo Wop Motels T-shirt. Doo Wop Preservation League board member Maria Tenaglia who owns the Shalimar Resort and Conference Center with her husband Aldo, has donated a "Special Vacation Getaway at the newly renovated Doo Wop Motel." Built in 1962, the exotic motel has been renovated for the 21st century traveler. The package includes two-nights for two at Shalimar, which means "the abode of love," includes wireless DSL service.

Both items have been donated to the Silent Auction. The Preservation New Jersey Gala will be held on Saturday June 24, 2006 at Prallsville Mills, in Stockton, New Jersey. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner buffet and live auction.