A reader recently wrote, "You folks on Ocracoke really know how to 'Build Community'..we should all take lessons from you."
Sunday night Julie & Gary hosted a potluck dinner. About 35 - 40 folks (ages 3 months to late 60's) showed up with a bodacious assortment of delicious dishes. Two travelers from Vermont joined us and shared food and stories with islanders. I even received their "Most Hospitable Storyteller & Square Dance Caller Award." Quite an honor, I'd say.
Last night Amy & David got a group of about 20 people together for another potluck and a game of Werewolf. Again, the food was outstanding (especially the apple crisp!). Laughing & carrying on dominated the evening as we behaved like medieval peasants caught up in an irrational fervor.
Tonight a large group will gather at the Community Center for the annual membership meeting of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. One highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be Walt Wolfram's video presentation documenting Muzel Bryant's life and recent 100th birthday party. We're all hoping Muze will join us. Ann Ehringhaus will also show slides of this year's July 4th parade.
I've said it several times before -- Visitors often ask us "What do you do all winter?" If only they knew how busy (and it's a good busy) we are!