SandyHookCelebrationMonmouth University and Tim McLoone are among the people and institutions to be honored at the Jersey Shore Partnership Summer Celebration, scheduled for June 9 on Sandy Hook.

Press release from Jersey Shore Partnership

The Jersey Shore Partnership will host its annual friend raising/fundraising Summer Celebration on Monday evening, June 9, in a huge open tent at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook overlooking Sandy Hook Bay.

Jersey Central Power & Light president Jim Fakult will be the dinner chair, and state Senator Joe Kyrillos and his wife Susan Doctorian are honorary co-chairs of the prestigious event.

Local restaurateur Tim McLoone will be honored with the Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for his commitment to the Jersey Shore. Monmouth University will receive the Outstanding Partnership Award for the University’s collaborative relationship with the Partnership in working toward a more sustainable and resilient coastline. New Jersey American Water will receive the Outstanding Industry Award for the company’s commitment to working with community partners to develop solutions to local environmental issues. The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey will be recognized with the Outstanding Non-profit Industry Award for its ongoing support of its membership in the post-Sandy recovery.

More than 450 guests — representing elected officials, the educational community, corporations, not-for-profits and individuals from Cape May to Monmouth County — attend the event each year, enjoying food prepared by New Jersey chefs with seafood contributed by Jersey coast fisheries.  The Foundation provides complimentary bus transportation from Garden State Parkway Rest Areas in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean Counties.

More than 30 Shore area restaurants and beverage purveyors are participating, including Bahrs Landing, Yvonne’s Cafe, Osaka, The Boondocks, David’s Culinary, David Burke Fromagerie, East Coast Beer and many more. Festivities begin with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and an awards program at 7 pm. Music is provided throughout the evening by Brian Kirk and the Jirks.

Tickets are $100 and may be purchased in advance here. To place an ad congratulating honorees, or for more information on the 2014 Summer Celebration, contact Margot Walsh at or Patti Baxter at; or call (732)747-4449.