Ocracoke is ready for yet another July 4th celebration. Quite a lot will be going on this year, including:
Flag Raising Ceremony at the school,
29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest (the entries are always creative, artistically outstanding, & loads of fun),
Pony Pen (behind the Museum -- not quite the annual pony penning of years past, but a treat just the same),
Lighthouse Open (stand in the base and learn some island history),
Sky Diving Demonstration,
"Blackbeard" tells pirate stories,
Old Time Ocracoke Parade (home-made, fun, and creative floats),
Fireworks at 9 pm.
We will have a float in the parade this year. We spent several hours yesterday putting things together for our entry -- Mad Mag Howard and her eccentric ways. If we get any good photos we'll publish them in the days ahead.
All of us at Village Craftsmen wish you a great day wherever you may be.
[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Kunigunde Guth Howard, published June 30, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news061505.htm.]