December 2016

December is one of my favorite months. I love all the holiday activities and I love to hear the beautiful Christmas music. December is a fun time on the Crystal Coast. Let me share a few of the activities in our area. The 5th Annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 8 am till 6 pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center.  The fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. This is a great place to do some Christmas shopping and to buy a one of a kind item.  Mark the date of Saturday, December 3 on your calendar.  For more information, please contact Parks and Recreation at 252 354-6350.

The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation’s “Santa and a Movie” will be held on Friday, December 9 at the Emerald Isle Community Center beginning at 6 pm.  This is always one of the most popular events of the year. Children of all ages will join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic.  Santa’s helper, Isabel the Elf will be joining us this year for some clown-like fun! Kids are encouraged to wear their most comfy Christmas pajamas! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie! Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child.  You must pre-register by Thursday, December 8th at 5pm to attend but only 75 children spaces are available and are expected to fill up quickly.  Contact Shelia Lowe at 252-354-6350.  This is a fun event and children of all ages love this evening.  I attended last year with my grandchildren and it was an outstanding evening.

Croatan high School’s 2017 Project Graduation Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K and 1-mile will be held on Saturday, December 10 beginning at 7:15 am. The event will be held at the Croatan High School’s 5k Cross-Country Course and parking is at the Bogue Sound Elementary School.  This will be a holiday-themed 5k and 1-mile Fun Run and costume contest.  Come decked out in your holiday attire. The proceeds from this event will help support Croatan High School’s 2017 Project Graduation.  Visit their Facebook page for registration info -

I would like to thank everyone who made our annual Christmas Parade a success. A big thank you to Don Wells who served as the chairperson of the annual parade. Don we appreciate all your hard work in making our parade a wonderful event for Emerald Isle. Also special thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard, the Emerald Isle Business Association and all of the participants. It gets bigger and better each and every year.

In closing I would like to wish you the joy, peace, and love of this Holy Season. Take time to enjoy each and every day of December.

Grace and Peace,


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, December 1, 2016 4:52:00 PM