OCEAN TOWNSHIP: For all who love a great time with terrific food eating contests, music and dancing, games of chance (a hourly 50-50 each night), rides like ferris wheels and other tummy ticklers, the IAATO Italian Festival should be your destination.
The annual event will be held at Joe Palaia Park Aug. 5-9 from 5 to 9 p.m.
A fireworks display a Grand 50-50 are scheduled for Friday Aug. 7. Last year's winners took home big bucks. There are nightly 50-50s as well, on the hour.
There's food-eating contests, music, including a cruising Old Blue Eyes, the Sinatra Songster.
In addition to all that, the event also supports scholarships for three Ocean High School graduates as they continue their higher education.