The large canvas rain tent was set up at the Community Center yesterday evening. By the time David & I arrived (about 6:30) the road was choked with vehicles and the grounds were bustling with Ocracoke residents.
The island's sizeable Mexican community was hosting a fund raiser for the Ocracoke Day Care. Tables were set up and piled high with flour tortillas, refried beans, hot sauces, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. The mood was festive, the smiles contagious, and the food delicious.
I don't know how much money was raised, but it had to be a tidy sum. Everyone, it seemed, was there, and all were contributing to a wonderful local cause.
[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]