I was wrong. I thought there would be a smaller crowd for this year's Festival Fundraising Concert. After all, the road on Hatteras Island is still closed periodically, even for four-wheel-drive vehicles. And yesterday morning, because of fog, none of the ferries were running.
But last night the Community Center was packed with enthusiastic Ocracoke residents and visitors. And no one was disappointed. As usual, talented island musicians entertained the crowd with rousing jazz numbers, thoughtful original tunes, and traditional local ballads. There were even two popular sing-alongs -- "Avast" from the musical A Tale of Blackbeard, and "You Are My Sunshine." In addition, Captain Rob Temple told a new Thanksgiving poem he wrote recently, Donald Davis shared a new story, and I told the story of the 1889 wreck of the steamboat Pioneer.
As they say, a fun night was had by all!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the day Charles Lindbergh landed on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112112.htm.