April is a great month on the island. I just love the warmer days, it makes for great walking on the beach. April brings many visitors and part time residents back to the beach. April will be a fun month in Emerald Isle. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9. It will be held at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities will take place on Sunday, April 9 beginning at 12 noon. Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and much more. At 1 pm the egg-hunting whistle will be blown. Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt. There will be three age categories: Ages 4 and under, Ages 5 to 9, and Ages 9 to 12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the persons finding the EI Bunny’s prize eggs. Joy the Clown will be present for face painting. The EI bunny will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes. Everyone is invited and No registration is required.
The next PEP Program (Police Educating the Public) will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at the Town Board Meeting Room. The program will be on 911 Communications / Reporting Protocols. This important program will begin at 10 am. The purpose of PEP is to increase public awareness, as well as provide education to our citizens. Please make every effort to attend this important discussion.
I would like to congratulate the new officers of the Emerald Isle Business Association. The officers are Stephanie Matas, President; Jillian Farrington, Vice President; Barbara Owens, Secretary; and Kim Johnson, Treasurer. The Emerald Isle Business Association has been in existence since the 1970’s. According to its president - “the primary purpose of the Association is to promote and advertise its members and to promote the area as a family oriented beach resort. Our goal is to keep a close relationship with the members and to keep them informed. The Association maintains a close working relationship with the Town of Emerald Isle, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority, the Carteret County Economic Development Council, and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce”.
The Association meets the third Thursday of each month at the Town Board Meeting Room at 12 noon. The next meeting will be on April 20 at 12 noon. I would like to invite all Emerald Isle Business owners to attend. For additional information or questions please visit their website at www.eibusinessassociation.com or contact the president at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks to the Business Association for all of the great things they do for our community.
The April Coffee With A Cop will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 9 am at the 4 J’s Coffee Shop. Join your neighbors and Police Officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. See you at 4 J’s for Coffee With A Cop on Tuesday, April 27 at 9 am.
April also marks the time to sign up for our outstanding Summer Day Camp program offered to children ages 6-12. (Must have completed kindergarten). For 2017, a lottery system will be in place for registration. Registrations forms must be turned in between 8 am on April 24 and 5 pm on April 28. Only one registration form required per family. Staff from Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will conduct the lottery on Monday, May 1 and parents will be contacted accordingly. A $25 per session deposit will be due by Friday, May 5 to secure your child’s spot. Registration forms will be available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org beginning April 24. Contact Sarah Cutillo at 252-354-6350 for additional information.
I hope everyone has a great April. Enjoy the beautiful days of April on our fantastic island. See you around the beach.