Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Richard Somers Mural Fund

Fundraiser for Richard Somers Mural in Somers Point 

Art of 'His' Story fundraiser

The Somers Point Arts Commission and The Somers Point Historical Society are hosting a fundraising event "The Art of "His"story," from 2 to 4 p.m.on Sunday March 8 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road.

The Art of "His"story honors the life of Master Commandant Richard Somers, USN, a native of Somers Point and one of the first naval heroes of the United States. 

The event presents the plans for a public mural that will be painted on the Somers Point Library, Atlantic County Branch at the corner of Shore Road and New Jersey Avenue. The mural will overlook the Richard Somers Memorial Park and the bronze bust of Master Commandant Richard Somers.

The event will include a wine tasting presented by Passion Vines Wine and Spirit Company, a silent auction, introduce the mural artist, and unveil the design for the mural.

Tickets are $35 and are available by sending a check to Somers Point Arts Commission, Somers Point City Hall, One W. New Jersey Ave., Somers Point, NJ, 08244; mural fundraiser on the memo line. Reservations will be held at the door.

For more information call 609-653-4991 or email

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