Saturday's fund raiser for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department was a huge success. The pig pickin', auction, and dance drew a large, happy, and generous crowd. Barbeque was sold out soon after 6 pm. By 7 o'clock the Community Center was full as everyone filed in to bid on items donated by local businesses, artists, and craftspeople. Surfboards, bicycles, power saws, bird carvings, jewelry, t-shirts, and many more itmes were sold to the highest bidders. Together, the live and silent auctions raised $15,000.00. Soon after 8:30 the last "Sold" was called out.
By 9 o'clock the dance floor was filling up as the "Ocracoke Rockers" began playing. Later that evening the "Dune Dogs" from Raleigh added their contribution.
The Ocracoke Fire Department has recently launched an ambitious project to upgrade and improve their facilities, and to purchase new vehicles and equipment. Donations are always welcome. Checks may be made to the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association, and mailed to PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC, 27960.
We thank all of our friends, both on island and off island, for your continued support of our island services.
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