The Community Center was full of neighbors and great food last night for the annual membership meeting of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. It was no doubt one of the best pot luck dinners I've been too. I piled my plate high -- and left not a scrap.
There were the usual reports -- from the president, secretary, treasure, executive director, and museum manager. A visitor, Alicia Esposito, from Columbia North Carolina gave a presentation on attracting purple martins to Ocracoke. Did you know that these birds are 100% dependent on human-built housing for nesting cavities? Afterwards Ann Ehringhaus showed slides of this year's Ocrafolk festival and the July 4th sand sculpture contest & parade.
A personal highlight was receiving the annual "Save an Old House" award for my rehabilitation of my grandparents' home.
If you'd like to be part of Ocracoke Preservation and help preserve island culture and heritage take a look at their web site : http://www.ocracokepreservation.org/
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of George & Jule, published October 29, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102905.htm.