The figures are in. This year's Fireman's Ball grossed over $60,000.00! After expenses the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will net about $53,000.00. That is from sales of T-shirts & food, donations made at the Ball, individual and corporate sponsors, in-kind donations, and the two auctions (silent and live). I understand that the live auction brought in more than $15,000.00.
Many thanks to Dave Finch and the Dune Dogs, sponsors, volunteers, participants, and especially our fearless firefighters. Everyone considers this fundraiser a rousing success.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.