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Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

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Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend" Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Sally Rutka owns Salty Yarns and five other businesses on The Ocean City Boardwalk. As the hours go by she prepares for a second year of what she describes as a nightmare.

"I'm prepared to, if it gets bad, lock down the shops and close until the whole thing is over," she said.

What Sally is referring to is "College Beach Weekend", a three day gathering of college students that kicks off tonight.

Although some business owners are concerned with what this weekend could bring, some, like the one right behind me, say bring on the business.

The manager of Sunsation is eagerly preparing his merchandise. He says he doesn't mind the students at all.

"The kids to come in town is fantastic and its good for the town of Ocean City and we're here, we'll wait for them," he said.

According to the Communications Manager of Ocean City, last year there were about two dozen arrests.

This year the Ocean City Police Department is joining forces with other police agencies to have both uniformed and undercover officers patrol the boardwalk.

The big concern for some is the impact on families, but as a father Jeff Yevoli says, he's got it under control. 

"As a mom and dad you kind of know where to stay clear of everything and just let the college kids have their fun," he said.

Although last year's "College Beach Weekend" left a negative mark on Ocean City, the town hopes this year will be different.

As always, The Ocean City Police Department are asking for the public's collaboration, they ask that if you see something, say something. 

 

 

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