One of the classes for this year's OcraFolk School was wood carving, taught by Frank Boyd. Singer/songwriter and friend from Wilmington, NC, John Golden, attended the class and decided to make a wooden dancing man (sometimes called a limberjack). He proceeded to carve a dancing man that looks suspiciously like one of the regular performers at the OcraFolk Opry. Maybe you can guess who the inspiration was for his creation:
You can imagine how happy I was when John presented the dancing man to me as a gift during the last morning of the OcraFolk School. Here I am demonstrating how well this fellow dances:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke and the War of 1812. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102112.htm.