Oysterfest 2019: A Reeve Foundation Access Asbury Success

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 26, 2019 # Events

Oysterfest is an annual event held in Asbury Park trademarked by the town’s music & food. Both days of the event had record attendance for 2019. With so many eyes and ears, the event was a great platform on spreading the word about Access Asbury and SCI awareness.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Ambassador, Scott Chesney was at the Foundation’s booth, speaking with multiple attendees from the surrounding areas in Monmouth County. Everyone, both those living with and without paralysis were inspired to learn about the Access Asbury initiative and other programs at the Reeve Foundation. There were familiar faces, too! Some folks were at the Reeve Foundation’s “Beach Day with Reeve Event”, while others saw the great television coverage we received. The Foundation was not only a presence at the Oysterfest, but it was also a blended member of the crowd and community of Asbury Park. This is evidence of how far the Access Asbury initiative has come in the city.

Sheila Olt, Access Asbury’s event coordinator, introduced a musical act on Sunday afternoon at the festival. With a packed crowd, she explained what the Access Asbury initiative is and what the Foundation has been focusing on with town officials, citing a round of applause. Such a reception reconfirmed that Access Asbury was on the right track. In fact, many visitors told Reeve representatives that wish this program were available in their town!

From everyone at the Reeve Foundation and Access Asbury, we would like to thank the crowd, enthusiasm, and volunteers that made this weekend a success. See you at Oysterfest 2020!

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