OCEAN CITY — When it comes to crowning Miss Night in Venice — money talks.

The queen who will lead the Night in Venice Boat Parade on July 22 is chosen by monetary votes in local collection boxes throughout the city featuring her photo.

Proceeds will be donated this year to the Ocean City High School after-prom party, Sunshine Foundation, HERO Campaign and O.C. Food Cupboard. Voting ends 11 a.m. July 19.

The winner will be crowned 7:30 p.m. July 19 at the Ocean City Tabernacle. The public is invited to attend.

Prior to the crowning, contestants will parade in convertibles on the Boardwalk from Fifth Street to 14th Street beginning at 5 p.m.