Sometimes journalists, newscasters, and others will describe Ocracoke as a "resort community." It is not. Ocracoke is a year-round community of nearly 800 citizens...citizens, to be sure, who are accustomed to welcoming visitors, especially in the summer season. However, we work together as a community throughout the year to ensure that our children are well educated, that our families and neighbors are supported, that our property is protected, that our needs are communicated to elected officials, and so forth.
Tomorrow, Friday, October 16, Ocracoke Child Care is sponsoring a fund raiser. They are offering chicken barbecue and baked goods at the Community Center from 4:30 until they run out of food. I can't remember the cost, but whatever it is, it will be a bargain (and will help support Ocracoke Child Care).
So, whether you are a year-round member of this community, or a visitor, come on out to the Community Center tomorrow for good food...and a good cause.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of an article Philip wrote about sailing aboard the historic two-masted schooner, Mary E. It was originally published in the Washington Post in 1976. You can read it here: