The contra dance weekend sponsored by the Ocrafolk Festival was a big hit. The participants were enthusiastic and everyone looked like they were having a great time. We have gotten lots of positive feedback from everyone involved. Many thanks to Joan Kelly for being so patient with us and teaching us to enjoy the dances. The musicians were also great and made the weekend that much better. We hope to do it again next year!
The weekend also contained an organic farming workshop (which ties in to but is not conected with a gardening workshop series that Nancy Leach of Firefly Gift and Garden has organized) and a demonstration and explanation of an alternative water heating unit just installed in a new rental unit. It was all very informative and interesting.
Saturday was also a big day for Jason Wells (of Jason's Restaurant) and Brooke Garrish. They tied the knot at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. The church was packed almost to overflowing, but they managed to fit everyone in the sanctuary using creative seating solutions. Congratulations to them both and their families.
You can read our latest newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news021806.htm. It's the story of the US Life Saving Station on Ocracoke and the wreck of the A.F. Crockett on February 17, 1885.