Ocean View Homecoming set for Saturday, May 9

The Town of Ocean View will hold its 2015 Homecoming event on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine.

The event, which will be held in John West Park, located at 32 West Avenue, will include some traditions from the past and many new activities for young and old.

The mayor will open the event with a flag-raising ceremony. Entertainment will be provided by the Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys. Activities for the kids include a rock wall, shark slide, carnival rides and face painting.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live music, and food and beverages. Free ice cream will be provided to the first 200 people by Vanderwende’s Creamery. Local crafters and businesses will be on hand for those looking for last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day. Shuttle service and parking from designated parking lots will be provided by the Bloody Mary shuttle.

Those attending can also take a tour of the historic buildings restored by the Ocean View Historical Society and watch live demonstrations provided by 18th-century-style crafters.