Monday, July 06, 2009

Frisco Jubilee

Yesterday evening at 7:30 the Ocracoke United Methodist Church hosted a variety of musicians from Hatteras & Ocracoke Island for a performance of upbeat, spirited music. The event had been planned for several months. It was a fund raiser for renovation to the Methodist Church's recreation building.

As it turned out, the show was a welcome opportunity for islanders to turn their attention, for an hour and a half, away from Saturday's tragedy, toward more uplifting thoughts. It was truly a beautiful show featuring outstanding vocals and amazing picking & fiddling. The audience was dazzled by some of the best talent on the Outer Banks.

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.


  1. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Philip, the info you have provided regarding the July 4 tradegy puts to shame the national media which seems to be too wrapped up in the Jackson/Palin/Sanford stories to give much coverage to the Ocracoke disaster. My heart and prayers go out, not only to the families of the victims, but also to the emergency responders who had to deal with what was a horrific scene. When available, please provide info regarding donation addresses...something which I'm sure the media will NOT provide.

  2. Phillip, they have now released the names of those that died, and more details .....