Release 12 Noon, EDT
Wop Experience Adds Exciting New Exhibit
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
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