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 opportunities...as 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: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042114.htm.