The Christmas Season is in full swing on the island. The Ocracoke Preservation Society is holding their annual Wassail Party this Friday at 5:30PM. There will be a Christmas tree lighting, carolling, plenty of wassail ( a Kenny Ballance secret recipe ) and oh so many wonderful baked goodies! Some years we've been in shirt sleeves but this year it might feel more like Christmas as it's only supposed to be in the 50's.
After the Wassail Party, the Christmas Concert will be held at Deep Water Theater at 8PM. It is always such a joyous evening.
Saturday night is the Community Christmas Potluck, Pig Pickin, and dance held at Jimmy's Garage. We all stuff into the garage and then we proceed to stuff ourselves with food from the tables literally "groaning" with the specialty dishes of each family on the island. What a feast! Jimmy, Jamie and Linda Jackson graciously host this event every year and they roast the pig. No one wants to miss it. After dinner has settled, the Ocracoke Rockers play til the wee small hours. Those who can stand up and move after all that food get on the dance floor and entertain the rest of us.
Next week we'll all talk about how wonderful it all was....again.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Street Names, published November 19, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news111905.htm.