Thursday, May 22, 2014

Firemen's Ball

The ninth annual Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball will be held this Saturday, May 24.

The Firemen's Ball was started years ago when a couple of talented musicians who love Ocracoke gathered to play music and raise some money for a good cause. Since then the original group (The Dune Dogs) out of Raleigh, NC, with the help of local band The Ocracoke Rockers, have come together every year to make this fundraiser a huge success.

Bidding at the Auction

Not only is it a good time, it is an important fundraiser for the fire department. Thanks to the continued support of sponsors, donors and volunteers, last year’s ball was again very successful. Together it raised $76,220 – and netted after expenses over $68,000 for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund!

Come on out to the Community Center on Saturday, and help support our Volunteer Fire Department.

  •  4:30-6:30 Silent Auction 
  • 5:00-6:30 Pig Pickin' Or until food runs out, which it always does - plates are $12, and include a drink. Inside, donations accepted for cold beer generously donated by City Beverage Co. 
  • 7:00 Live Auction 
  • 8:30 Live Music (Donations to get in accepted at the door)
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:24 AM

    There is also a fish fry starting at noon Friday the 23rd at the community center to raise money for the family of a local resident undergoing leukemia treatment.

    1. A worthy cause. Thanks for the reminder.