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Flyers Legend To Serve As Grand Marshal Of Ocean City Doo Dah Parade

Flyers Legend To Serve As Grand Marshal Of Ocean City Doo Dah Parade

Veronica Flesher, Patch Staff

Guffaw! Philadelphia Flyers legend Brian Propp will be serving as the grand marshal for Ocean City’s 37th annual Doo Dah Parade, the city announced Monday afternoon.

During his 15-season NHL career, Propp surpassed 400 goals, 1,000 games and 1,000 points. He is a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame and is third on the team’s all-time scoring list with 850 career points as a Flyer. Propp played in five Stanley Cup championships and five NHL all-star games. He went on to become a sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru and a philanthropist in the community.

The Doo Dah Parade will kick off at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, with Propp leading the way. The Doo Dah Parade was born in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to celebrate the end of income-tax season. Over the years, it has become a highlight of the spring calendar of events. The procession features marching bands, floats and a brigade of hundreds of basset hounds.

The parade begins at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, proceeds to 12th and Asbury, turns east to the Boardwalk and concludes on the Boardwalk at Sixth Street. It is the only city parade held in both the downtown and the boardwalk districts. Dietz & Watson returns as the event sponsor.

Propp will be available for autographs and pictures at the Ocean City Music Pier for an hour after the parade.