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Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Opens Ending Summer on a High Note

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SEASIDE PARK, N.J.- Mayor Robert Matthies Jr, commitee members Faith Liguori and Gail Coleman, the founders of Beach Days For All, Jessica Krill and Chris Aldrich Joe Wright from Matrax Inc., residents of Seaside Park and visitors gathered on a rainy day in August to officially open Seaside Park's first fully integrated beach on F street.

The mission of Beach Days For All is for individuals with disabilities to gain greater access to Jersey Shore beaches. With the help from Jersey Shore Hurricane News' Justin Auciello, the mission gained ground and caught the eye and the heart of Joe Wright of Matrax Inc. He acted quickly and donated special matting and guidance for installation. Seaside Park Department of Public Works worked to install the 125  foot mat and added some parking spaces designated for individuals with disabilities. 

Locals didn't let the weather rain on the special ribbon cutting ceremony. Seaside Park resident Iris Rispoli attended the ceremony, both the indoor and outdoor portions." I am so proud to be a resident of Seaside Park, a family based community, where they have so much for the children and adults to participate in all summer. I hope other towns will now integrate this program," Rispoli said. "The beach now allows so many  to have access to be on the beach and be able to feel the sand. Hopefully when high tide comes in they will also be able to touch the ocean," she added. 

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