The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will welcome Miss America back to the city where she was born and raised with a clambake Tuesday.

All 53 contestants will be in attendance, along with reigning Miss America Mallory Hagan.

The Miss America Clambake will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Beach Bar at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.

The event will feature an abundance of fresh seafood and live music from the Dr. Cheeko Island Soul Band.

“This event is a wonderful way for the business community to welcome the Miss America Pageant and the contestants back to Atlantic City,” chamber President Joe Kelly said in a statement. “Attendees will enjoy lots of great food and live music in a fun and festive atmosphere that reflects what Atlantic City is all about, including the beach and the Boardwalk.”

The Miss America Clambake will be open to chamber members as well as nonmembers. Tables of eight will include two hosted Miss America contestants.

The following week, from Sept. 10 to 15, the Miss America Competition will return to Atlatic City and be held in Boardwalk Hall.

The clambake will be hosted by the chamber and presented by South Jersey Industries, parent company of South Jersey Gas. The chamber said a host of cost-effective sponsorship opportunities are available.

Guadagno to speak

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will address the monthly luncheon meeting of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

Guadagno was in the area earlier this month for the dedication of a Margate intersection named after Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

She later in the month appeared at the grand opening of the Atlantic County Republicans’ campaign headquarters in Egg Harbor Township.

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