Friday, October 16, 2009

Debbie Kornegay

Yesterday, on, I read the announcement reproduced below. Debbie Kornegay, for whom Debbie's Fund is named, was killed two years ago in Rocky Mount, NC, the victim of a senseless act of random violence. She was a part-time island resident and Ocracoke homeowner.

If you live in or near Rocky Mount please consider attending the Art Show & Auction. Your purchases will benefit community organizations in both Rocky Mount and Ocracoke, and will honor a special woman and friend of Ocracoke who died while serving others.

Fundraising art auction to honor Kornegay

Debbie’s Fund will sponsor its second annual Art Show and Auction on Saturday [October 17] at Historic Stonewall Manor.

The event will include a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a live auction from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nearly 100 pieces of art will be for sale, including paintings, jewelry, pottery and other art forms.

Debbie’s Fund is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for charities in Rocky Mount and Ocracoke Island in memory of Debbie Kornegay, the slain former director of Meals on Wheels. The organization last year donated $10,000 to Braswell Memorial Library, the Christian Fellowship Homes, the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department and the Ocracoke Child Care Center.


Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of an article Philip wrote about sailing aboard the historic two-masted schooner, Mary E. It was originally published in the Washington Post in 1976. You can read it here:

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