Ocean City

OCHS Media Festival rescheduled

Ocean City High School presents its first Media Festival, rescheduled to 7 p.m. May 31 at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and the Boardwalk.

The festival will showcase short films and segments produced by students in the award-winning high school TV and media production classes. Call OCHS for tickets at 609-399-1290, or see oc-tv.org.

Tag and Treasures Sale set

A Tag and Treasures Sale will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 at St. Augustine’s Gymnasium, 1337 Asbury Ave.

All proceeds benefit St. Damien’s Parish, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Ocean City Boy Scouts Troop 32.

Upper Township

First-graders learn about calling 911

On April 19, the Upper Township Rescue Squad and Ocean City 911 Communications and the Tel Com Pioneers went into the Upper Township Primary School to teach about the importance of 911.

First-graders got to practice calling 911 with a simulator, and a 911 Telecommunicator answered and gave instructions. Students were shown the importance of knowing their address and what an emergency is.

When a cell phone calls 911, it connects to a tower, not to a physical address of the caller, so it’s important for children to know their address as well as the address of a caregiver. Children who participated in the exercise received coloring books donated by the state and crayons donated by Applebee’s.