The Mullet Wrapper just arrived in the mail. This is the official publication of the Ocracoke Preservation Society ("When newspapers were first delivered to Ocracoke, the islanders would recycle them to wrap the mullet they purchased. As time passed, when buying a newspaper, people would ask for a 'Mullet Wrapper.'")
I was struck by the list of people who "make it happen" on page 6. More than 50 individuals (from eight years old to eighty years old) are listed...folks who have "donated photos" or "helped move anchors" or "painted a table" or "found and ordered a new sound system" or helped out in some other way.
Just the other day I was told there are 29 non-profit organizations working on Ocracoke to make this a vibrant and dynamic community. Many thanks to everyone in our community who donates time, money, talent or expertise to "make it happen."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042113.htm.