Ocean City Surf Club is raising funds to support its scholarship, youth mentoring and environmental programs by offering three gift basket and two surfboard raffles online at ocsurfclub.org.

Gift basket themes are: OC Surf Club vacation ($735 value); pampered surfer girl ($695 value); and a golfers package ($655 value).

The Classic Malibu Noosa Heads Australia performance longboard and Ricky Carroll Fun Gun board are valued at $950 and $725, respectively.

Tickets cost $5 each or get six for $20. The drawings will take place live on Dec. 12 – pending the fundraising sales – otherwise they will be drawn at a later date.


Like most clubs, the Ocean City-Ocean Pines-based Kiwanis organization has annual dues. Because of covid-19, Kiwanis International has allowed clubs all over the world in 80-plus countries to have new members join for free for a year, as long as they sign up by Dec. 31.

Call Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City President Steve Cohen at 301-667-3099 or email stevecohenjd@gmail.com to apply.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.


Purchase tickets through Dec. 31 for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City’s drawings to be held every evening in 2021. Tickets cost $20 each and are valid for 365 drawings.

Payouts are $20 per evening, except for special dates when winnings are $50-$250. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and youth programs.

Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, or at the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market, held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in White Horse Park. Visit www.kiwanisofopoc.org or Facebook at Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City for more details.

Dean’s List

Samuel Tinkler of Berlin qualified for the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee.

Letters To Santa

In collaboration with the North Pole, Shore United Bank encourages children to drop off their letter to Santa in the mailbox inside the Shore United Bank lobby at 12905B Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842 during business hours.

Letters will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 18. Call 443-856-2180 for more information.


Eastern Shore Type 1 Diabetes Support Foundation is hosting a fundraiser ticket drop auction online at est1dsf.ourraffle.org.

There are 46 baskets and gift certificate packages available. Visit the group’s Facebook page to view the silent auction items. Winners will be announced on Dec. 19.

The foundation’s mission is to provide support for individuals living with Type 1 Diabetes and those that may be caring for someone with the disease by raising funds to send children to camp, currently.

The foundation is working to set up a scholarship program for a graduating Type 1 diabetic senior and to create a non-medical support network on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Sussex County Delaware.

For more information, reach out on Facebook, email Katie@fraoc.com or call 410-251-4793.

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