It is hard to believe that it is August already. I hope everyone has had a good summer so far. Summertime is just flying. August will be an exciting month in Emerald Isle. We are pleased to welcome The Little Pink Houses of Hope to our Island on August 20-27. Little Pink Houses of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides FREE week long vacations for breast cancer patients and their families. This organization was started by Jeanine Pattern-Cole a breast cancer survivor. She understands that family is one of the most important components of evert cancer patient’s recovery. Supporting and creating an environment rooted in family fun is the core of every LPHOH retreat week. In a fun-filled environment designed to make family the priority, survivors and their loved ones are able to laugh, connect, play and most important heal. Let me share some remarks from families who attended the retreat here at Emerald isle in the past. In the words of the King family, ”Little Pink Houses of Hope reminded us to smile. They reminded us that we could be normal and we are beautiful.” The Pallot family shared: ”Little Pink was such an unexpected surprise. We found families who had similar stories and struggles so the group felt like a safe place. Our week was filled with fun and laughter and TIME together. It was magic.”
I would personally like to thank our citizens for all of their hard work in preparation for making this week possible. Thanks to all of our businesses who will be reaching out to this group. Thanks to our area churches for all of their hard work in preparing for LPHOH. As Mayor my heart is filled with joy for the way we have reached out to Little Pink Houses of Hope. This will be a life changing week for each and every family attending the retreat. I am looking forward to meeting the families. Let’s give them a wonderful welcome to Emerald isle.
WE still have three great concerts at EmeraldFest in August.
August 4 Backseat Romeo ( Acoustic Rock)
August 11 Big Drink (Pop Rock/ Variety)
August 18 Naked knees ( A Party)
We have had great attendance at EmeraldFest. See you on Thursday night at 6:30 at the Western Regional Access. It is a fun way to spend time at the beach and hear great music.
I would also like to remind everyone of the Beach Music Festival on Saturday, August 27. We have a great group of musicians lined up for the festival. The Schedule is as follows:
11:00 Sammy O’Banion Master of Ceremonies and preforming “Don’t Walk on By”
11:30 Spare Change
12:30 Too Much Sylvia
1:30 Jim Quick and Coastline
2:30 The Fantastic Shakers
3:30 Hip Pocket with special guest Danny Woods, formerly Chairman of the Board
4:30 The Tams
I hope you enjoy August at Emerald Isle. Enjoy each and every day of August. See you around the Island.