Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beryl & OVFD

It rained almost all day yesterday, sometimes a heavy downpour, sometimes just a drizzle or a light mist. It was windy at times, but never severe...probably 30-35 mph at the most. We were treated to this beautiful rainbow about 7:30 last night:

Photo by David Davenport

Now we are hoping the ground will dry out (and that we don't get more rain) so that everyone can enjoy the Festival this weekend.

In other news, I received this email from the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association:
"The auctions brought in a total of $20,636 (the silent auction brought in $1981 and the live auction brought in $18,655.)

After paying the bills, we have made $48,494.06 so far. We have a small amount of donations to be turned in. We are awaiting payment from 10 sponsors. We anticipate finishing with approximately $57,000 this year. We are thrilled to have had such a good event. So many people made this a very successful fundraiser and it takes us a step closer to constructing the new building. People from Ocracoke and off the island worked together to make all this happen. Thanks to everyone who became a 2012 sponsor, volunteered their help, donated items to the auctions, bought a meal or an item in the auctions, or came and enjoyed some great music. All of you did a great job! It takes a community to protect a community."

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of a few traditional Ocracoke Island recipes. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous9:02 AM

    I'm glad Ocracoke fared well. I've never seen so much flooding in my life up here on the northern beaches. It was one crazy afternoon.

  2. Anonymous9:08 AM

    The OVFD website says that their t-shirts can be purchased at Books to be Red, and The Island Ragpicker. Is there any way to buy an OVFD t-shirt via the internet? Wanted to buy one while we were on island at Easter, but the new shipment of shirts had not yet arrived at either store. Thanks and stay dry, Chris

  3. Anonymous9:39 AM

    I'm not sure about internet possibilities for purchasing shirts, but contact Leslie @ Books to be Red 252.928.3936, or Teresa @ the Ragpicker 252.928.7571. They'll set you up. Thanks for your support!

  4. Anonymous12:26 PM

    I actually emailed the fire company before Christmas last year. I received a quick reply with instructions on who to mail the check to, etc. The shirt came shortly afterwards. My husband was really surprised to find it under the tree and he loves to wear it! Both the shirt and the printing are excellent quality.