Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OPS Auction, Race, Homecoming & Dedication

There are several events taking place on Ocracoke this coming weekend. 

On Friday, April 25, the Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its first-ever auction of various items collected over the years. Items to be auctioned will include duplicates of books, postcards, "State" magazines, and other donations earmarked for fund-raising well as many miscellaneous items. The auction begins at 3 pm. Ocracoke student artwork will also be for sale.

On the following day, Saturday, April 26, the Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club and the Ocracoke Community Park will sponsor the Third Annual Ocracoke Island 10k/5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.

Also on Saturday morning, island enthusiasts will gather at the docks to cross the inlet for the bi-annual Portsmouth Island Homecoming. Historic houses and other buildings, including the Life Saving Station, the Post Office and the Schoolhouse, will be open for viewing. Other events are planned, including a pot luck dinner on the grounds.

On Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 pm, the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will dedicate our new Fire Station. Although there are still a few minor things to do before the new station is completed, members of the fire department invite you to join them for the official dedication.

Ocracoke Fire Station, 2014

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here:


  1. I plan to be there for the Portsmouth Island event.

  2. Anonymous7:28 PM

    Methinks that on Saturday there is also a spaying and neutering clinic sponsored by your friends at Ocracats. Gonna be a busy day all around.

  3. Anonymous8:21 AM

    If one travels to that PI Homecoming be prepared and read all the available notes regarding items to bring. PH it sounds as if one is going to the event, one must not come empty handed. What type of food items travel well?. All that is planned-- it sounds as if the Organizers would need to arrive the day before at least. What an undertaking! I just read the link and links to the link and now understand why it is bi-annal --one needs 365 days to recover from the homecoming. Best of luck.

    1. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Bi-annual --that is bi-annual. this is a family blog. (Some spell check.) Hail Mary full of Grace for give me. Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa