Doo Wop Preservation League
Post Office Box 1703
Phone 609.523.1958
Fax 609.523.1583
www.doowopusa.org
For Details Contact:
Daniel MacElrevey (609-523-1958)
Charles Schumann (609-729-5073)
Jack Morey (609-729-0022)
 

For Release 12 Noon, EDT

April 23, 2009  

Doo Wop Experience Adds Exciting New Exhibit

Wildwood By-the-Sea, NJ: The Doo Wop Preservation League of Wildwood By-the-Sea, NJ will cut the ribbon and initiate operate of the Lynch I-Wall at the Byrne Doo Wop Experience building at 1 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2009. This new interactive equipment will present the history of the Wildwoods world recognized Doo Wop architecture, life-style and traditions to tens of thousands of resort visitors who visit the Experience each year and look upon the Wildwoods By-the-Sea as "their" resort for generations of family vacations.

The chairperson for this project, Wildwood Crest resident Frank Nave, has obtained and installed this state-of-the-art equipment during the past winter so it would be ready for the Sensational Sixties weekend. Frank is vice president of Lynch Exhibits, an exhibit developer with equipment and shows throughout the country and a strong Doo Wop supporter and League board member. His many years of experience and skills as an exhibit developer are very apparent to everyone who uses and enjoys this equipment. The Lynch I-Wall tells those visitors about the special mid-century period that provides the theme for this resort's events and architecture much as South Beach, Miami FL has become one of the nation's most successful resort destinations by celebrating its Art Deco architecture and past.

Frank and I-Wall programmer Cameron Uhlig have designed and built a top quality display that will be viewed and enjoyed for years by thousands of visitors who pass through the Doo Wop Experience each year. "This Lynch I-wall makes history fun and that is especially exciting when we are building a multidimensional presentation of our resort that truly a national treasure," said Frank Nave, as he and Cameron worked on the installation of this state-of-the-art equipment.

Several others who supported this project will also participate in the ribbon cutting and startup up of the Lynch I-Wall including Jay Ford representing Crest Savings Bank; Bernie Groff representing the Cape May County Freeholders, Lou Ferrara and the Urban Enterprise Zone staff; Ben Rose, Beverly Trapp and Arlieen Franco, representing the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development and Improvement District; Tracey DuFault representing the Greater Wildwoods Chamber of Commerce, Ed Mebs representing the Greater Wildwoods Hotel Motel Association, and Doo Wop Preservation League board members Jack Morey, Dan MacElrevey, Joan Husband, Mary Fox, Michael Hirsch, Paul Russo, Kirk Hastings, Al Alven, building curator and board member Chuck Schumann; Doo Wop webmaster Michael D'Angelo; and supporters Trudi Gilfillian, Atlantic City Press; Carolyn Travis, Travesty Productions; Erik Bard, Aladdin Color; and Caroline Ranoia, Catamaran Media.

Visitors can also participate in the grand opening of the Doo Wop Malt Shop under management of Ron Fulton. The Malt Shop will operate with extended hours this year and feature Ron's private brand deluxe ice cream and a fine menu of sandwiches and treats themed on the mid-century era. Attend the naming, try the fascinating new Lynch I-wall and then have a sandwich, drink and ice cream. All this plus the exciting Sensational Sixties show in the Doo Wop Experience Fox Park band shell. What a great way to start another summer season in the Doo Wop Capital of America.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on WIBBAGE FM 94.3, the official "Voice of Doo Wop for the Wildwoods by-the-Sea" and hosted by "Philly Bill" Culp and Rick Rock as part of their Sensational Sixties remote broadcast from Fox Park and the Doo Wop Experience.

It is fitting to name this building on the Greater Wildwoods Chamber of Commerce sponsored Sensational Sixties Weekend. This weekend and many other resort events and activities have grown to celebrate the resort's great mid-century inspired architecture, life-style and traditions that the Doo Wop Museum will preserve for present and future generations.

All Doo Wop Preservation League members, supporters and the general public are urged to attend the ceremony and be the first to try this exciting new addition to tourism offerings in the Wildwoods By-the-Sea.

The Doo Wop Experience is located at 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood By-the-Sea, NJ directly across from the Greater Wildwoods Convention Center.