Monday, April 17, 2006

Fundraising Concert

Saturday night's concert at the community center was a huge success. Playing to a full house, Ocracoke Island musicians and storytellers were joined by special guest & long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry, George Hamilton, IV. Last night I was a guest at a cookout for George Hamilton and a few island friends. Local musician, Roy Parsons, was there with his wife, Elizabeth. Roy recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nashville with Gary & Kitty Mitchell and several other Ocracokers. While there, they were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Opry by Mr. Hamilton. After enjoying cheeseburgers, homemade potato salad, & cole slaw, Roy entertained us all with stories of shipwrecks, adventures, and island ghosts.

You can read our latest newsletter here: It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Excited to hear about Roy's trip to Nashville. Will look forward to hearing him tell me about it. We always make time to go by Roy & Elizabeth's while we are on the Island. Hope they both are doing OK!!! THANKS for keeping us posted.

    Mtns. of NC


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