Avalon Elementary School 8th Grade student Dylan Villano was named the winner of Avalon’s annual Beach Tag Art Contest during the annual holiday presentation held at the school on Monday, December 10th. Villano’s artwork will appear on the 2019 seasonal beach tags in the Borough of Avalon. A proclamation from Mayor Martin Pagliughi along with the very first beach tag of the 2019 beach season were presented to him by Avalon Business Administrator Scott Wahl.
The beach tag will feature the language “Avalon 2019” and includes art work of two red and black flip flops sitting on the sandy beaches. This is the 21st consecutive year that the Borough has partnered with the Avalon Elementary School to encourage students to create artwork that will appear on the following summer’s beach tag.
“I would like to congratulate Dylan on a job very well done”, Mayor Pagliughi said. “It is always exciting to see so many tremendous renderings to consider each year for this contest. I look forward to seeing Dylan’s artwork every beach day in Avalon”.
Avalon’s beach tag program runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Seasonal, weekly, and daily beach tags are available for purchase. Avalon enjoys a reciprocal agreement with Stone Harbor; beach tags from both communities are honored on both beaches. Avalon also offers free beach tags for active members of the United States military and their immediate family members, and free beach tags for all veterans of the United States military.