LISTEN TO AUDIO > Should Ventnor residents loosen up a bit and embrace more liberal views on alcohol consumption? Or should this part of Absecon Island keep strict limits on adult beverages?
Ventnor continues it’s bumpy evolution into a more lively shore town. Most are happy about live music, events and those infamous ‘adult beverages’ becoming a bigger part of the local landscape. While a majority of these events are welcome and successful ( Ventnor Food Truck Festival ), a few have hit some snags.
Neighbors Question Ventnor Porchfest ‘Open Container’ Issues
‘PorchFest’ was designed to bring attention to Ventnor’s friendly shore lifestyle and the region’s best music and artistic talent. While it easily accomplished that noble mission, some Ventnor residents say it also attracted some questionable activity too, like drinking in public areas.
WOND Radio talk-show host & Ventnor resident Barbara Altman was concerned, if not downright unhappy with what her neighbors witnessed. Altman discussed the issue on her Monday radio show on June 12. Public drinking was a popular caller topic through-out the day too.
LISTEN: WOND Radio talks about Ventnor Porch Fest Public Drinking >
Over 25 private homeowners, participated in the event on Sunday, June 11 by offering up their porches, sidewalks and drive-ways to bands, artists and visitors. Some offered light fare, beer, wine and soda.