Once a week during the summer months, residents of the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Pennlyn Place in Ocean City gather together for a night of Bocce. For many of the participants, it is a return to their Ancestor’s European roots. It is an informal get together on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights. Participants range in ages from 8 to 82 years of age. The lighter weeks see a group of 12-14 while the well attended weeks can see the turnout swell to 26-28. This summer, players visiting from France and Sweden also participated.
The group is known as the Pennlyn Place Bocce Ball Association (PPBBA) and the regulars have t-shirts indicating this.
The PPBBA has gotten quite good at Bocce and is available for any challengers!