April is a wonderful month in Emerald Isle; even the April showers will bring the beauty of May flowers. There are many exciting events scheduled during April in Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast. Our Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday, April 9. We are anticipating another great event. Thanks to all those who have worked so hard in making this event possible. I am planning on walking the 5k. I am excited about walking because this will be my first time being a participant in this event. The 2016 race proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Emerald Isle bicycle path. This great event would not be possible without the tremendous assistance of many volunteers on race day. I would personally like to thank each and every volunteer and the Race Director Candace Dooley. Members of the race committee are: Candace Dooley, Race Director, Patrick Dooley, Dorla Pake, Bryson McLean, Noelle Ricks, Annita Best, Amy Reardon, Emily Sylvester, Suzanne Rush, Frank Rush, Emily Egerton, and Stephanie Whitehead. I know this will be a wonderful event for Emerald Isle.
I would like to invite everyone to attend the next Pancake Breakfast at Emerald Isle EMS. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 7am-11am. What a great way to support an outstanding organization and have a fantastic breakfast. The pancakes and sausage are great. The cost is just $5.00 per plate. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, milk or water. Please join me for breakfast on the 23rd of April. We have an outstanding EMS and they need our support in this fundraiser. Let’s show our support to the EMS by being in attendance at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 23 at the EMS building.
April is also sign up month for Summer Day Camp Registration. Our Summer Day Camp is such a popular camp for children 6-12. Registration will be held from Monday, April 25, 2016 – Monday, May 2, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm. For 2016, a lottery system will be in place for registration. NO CAMPING OUT REQUIRED. Registration forms must be turned in between 8am on April 25 and 12pm on May 2. Only one registration form required per family. Staff from Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will conduct the lottery on Tuesday, May 3 and parents will be contacted accordingly. Registration forms will be available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org beginning April 1, 2016.
A Vietnam War Commemorative Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00am- 4:00pm at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The Otway Burns Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration, invites all area Vietnam War Veterans to a Celebration to HONOR and THANK them for their service. The celebration is FREE. Lunch will be served and there will be entertainment by Wild Honey and Jackie Gore & the Martin Davis Band. Any questions or if you would like to RSVP contact Missy de Tenley-252 504-1336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to encourage all Vietnam Veterans to attend this celebration on Saturday, April 30, as we say THANK YOU for your service. It will be a great day to honor our Veterans!
In closing, I would like to thank everyone who had a part in making our 25th St. Patrick’s Day Festival a success. What started out as a dream 25 years ago has turned out to be a premier event for the Crystal Coast. Special thanks to all of our volunteers and corporate sponsors. A very special big THANK YOU to Alesia Sanderson who has worked so tirelessly and so faithfully over the past years. Thanks Alesia for all your hard work.
I hope everyone enjoys April. I am looking forward to seeing you around the beach!