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The City’ Annual Freckle Contest attracted over 70 contestants who competed for spotted glory in front of the Music Pier, July 11 at 6 p.m.

The good natured competition feature categories from 5 and under to Adults most of whom seemed to have a good time admiring each other’s freckles.


Winners in the adult category included: First, Karen Duppel of Wilmington., DE., who was awash with attractive freckles from head to foot; Second, Jenny Brown of Runnemede; Third, Lisa Bielli, Drexel Hill, Pa.; Honorable Mentions were copped by Carla Rotondo, Bridgeport, Pa. and Courtney and Cheryl Keenan of Ocean City.

Teens stopped texting long enough to show off some pretty impressive freckles. First, was Shannon Harrar, South Hampton, Pa., a crowd favorite; Second, Matt Horan, Philadelphia; Third, Kelsey Jernegan, Landenberg, Pa.; Honorable Mention went to Kate Brennan, Sparta, N.J. and Samantha Gliwa, Morton, Pa.

The Highly competitive 9-12 year old division was won buy Jake Miller of ATCO who many spotted as a winner from the very beginning. Second was Julia Kolesar of Sewell and third Grace Kohler, Franklin, TN; Honorable Mentions were won by Tory Nelson of Port Republic, Anna Valley, Yardley, Pa., Ainsley Harkin, Hillsboro, N.J., and Patrick Sullivan, Hellertown, Pa.

The 6 to 8 category was captured by freckled Ian Brown of Runnemede, N.J. Second was Amelia Dole, Wayne, Pa. and Third, Kathryn Osborne Romano of Ambler Pa. and Ocean City. Honorable Mentions were won by Hanna Litman of North Wales, Pa., Eamon Lawton, Petersburg, Ricky Wetzel, Beesley’s Pt. and Christopher Venazio,

Sebastian, FL.

The Five and Under Category was declared a tie. This drew cheers from the crowd as Jenna Schroeder of West Chester, Pa. and Madison Simon of Collegeville, Pa. toddled up to the judges to accept their ribbons.

The Freckles Contest is an Ocean City Recreation Division program.