Red, white, & blue banners are popping up around the village, as islanders and visitors prepare for Independence Day celebrations. If you will be on the island for the 4th of July you will probably want to know what we have in store for you. Here is the schedule:
9 am -- Flag Raising at the school
9:30 - Noon -- Sand Sculpture Contest at Lifeguard Beach
10 - Noon -- Ocracoke Ponies at the OPS Museum
10 -2 -- Classic Car Display at the Pony Island Motel
10 - 2 -- Ocracoke Lighthouse is open to the public. Although no one is permitted to climb the stairs, the ground floor is open, and two native islanders will be there to answer your questions.
10 - 10:30 -- Sky Diving by "The Herd," landing on the lawn at the Pony Island Motel
3 pm -- Traditional old-time island parade through the village
9 pm -- Fireworks Display from the NCCAT campus (the former US Coast Guard Station)
Hope to see you there!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the second half of my father's short journal. I call it Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke. You can read it here.