|Tommy & Julia Hutcherson Breaking Ground|
Land for the new building was donated to the community by Julia Hutcherson and her son Tommy. In recognition of their generous donation Tommy and Julia had the honor of turning the first shovels full of sand.
The new Fire Hall (the current one is located on the Back Road) will be built on Highway 12 next to the El Faro restaurant (the former Flying Melon restaurant, which has moved to the Back Road).
|Drawings for the New Ocracoke Fire Hall|
You can learn more about the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, here: http://www.ocracokevfd.org/ . These are men and women who give so much to our community, like fire fighters, police officers, and others throughout our country who respond to natural and man made tragedies. A heartfelt "Thank You" to all.
Donations can be made on the Fire Department web site (look for the "donate" button), and are especially welcome now. As most of our readers know, Ocracoke is a small village, but we require fire equipment and personnel adequate to protect our much larger seasonal population of residents, property owners, and visitors. Every donation is welcome and much appreciated.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a video of Philip Howard telling the story of the 1861 wreck of the Black Squall. You can watch it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032113.htm.