February 11, 2018
8AM – Noon
The Granville Trimper Pancake Breakfast is held in February of every year in honor of the late vice president and manager of Trimper’s Rides on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.
A lifetime resident of Ocean City, Mr. Trimper began work at the summer operation as a boy. He started working at age 10 or 11 operating and setting up the Ferris wheel. He was past president of the Ocean City Lion’s Club, having been a Lion for 58 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Ocean City Fire Company, past president of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, president of the Ocean City Museum Society, past president of the Downtown Association, helped in the creation of the OCDC and was a long standing member of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Board of Directors for Peninsula Bank and was vestryman and past senior warden of St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church.
In his later years, he was a member of the Evergreen Lodge #153 in Berlin, a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Right and was a member of the Bomi Temple and Ocean City Shrine club. He served as a member of the Worcester County Sanitary Commission and for over 20 years was on the Maryland Amusement Park Advisory Board. For 18 years, he served as an Ocean City councilman, council president, mayor of Ocean City and four years as a Worcester County Commissioner.
In 1981, Trimper was presented the prestigious Paul Hazard Award by the HMR Association. Twenty years later, he was recognized for his dedication in support of his community and was the recipient of the Ocean City Citizen of the Year 2000 Award. In 2008, on behalf of the state of Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley recognized his lifetime of community service and personally issued an official proclamation to Granville for his endless efforts in providing amusement and diversion for generations of Marylanders, from the often-mundane aspects of everyday life.