By MediaWize, OCNJDAILY
After parading down the Ocean City Boardwalk Monday night, the Miss Night in Venice contestants gathered on the stage at the Ocean City Tabernacle, where Gracie Anderson was crowned the 2022 Miss Night in Venice.
The 10 contestants collected over $70,000, which was donated to the following charities: OCHS After Prom, The HERO Campaign, Shore Medical Center, American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524, Family Promise, O.C. Historical Museum, Sunshine Foundation and Caring for Kids.
Anderson and her fellow contestants will lead the Night in Venice Boat Parade starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge through the lagoons along the bayfront to Tennessee Ave.
Anderson, sponsored by Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, was crowned by Miss Night in Venice 2021 Katie Bowman.
First runner-up was Andi Helphenstine, sponsored by Gabriel Building Group. Second runner-up was Nora Bridgeford, sponsored by Shrivers. Third runner-up was Ava Tarone, sponsored by Mama Mia’s in Marmora, and fourth runner-up was Julia Keich, sponsored by Johnson’s Popcorn.
Former Miss Night in Venice queens rode in the parade and were introduced on stage: Brooke Powell (2019), Lindsey Moppert (2017), Ashley Gillian (2002) and Sherry Green Cancellieri (1987).