February 2007

St. Patrick’s day Festival

I hope you are looking forward to the upcoming St. Patrick’s Festival on March 16-17, because I sure am. It is always a great time, but it is special this year because Friday night kicks off with Kellie Pickler presented by “Your Country 95.1 WRNS” and “Got to Be NC - Goodness Grows in North Carolina”. That is right, Kellie Pickler of American Idol fame and a North Carolina girl from Albemarle will be performing at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Building Friday night March 16. We are very fortunate to get Kellie for the festival, because Kellie has been getting national attention lately with her hit single “Red High Heels”. She also appeared as a co-host on The View, appeared on Larry King Live, and has given two performances on the Grand Ole Opry Stage. Her album Small Town Girl reached #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart.

Kellie’s Emerald Isle appearance will be the first of several shows in 2007 in the “Got To Be NC - WRNS Homegrown Concert Series” presented by “Goodness Grows in North Carolina”. Goodness Grows in North Carolina, which started in 1985, is the official marketing program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This is a great way to spread the word about quality North Carolina products, and we are pleased they decided to launch the concert series in Emerald Isle.

Kellie’s first Gold Album is “Small Town Girl”, and it seems fitting that she will be singing in Emerald Isle which is known for its “Small Town Family Beach Atmosphere”. Kellie began her trip on the fifth season of American Idol with an audition in Greensboro. Kellie's vibrant vocals, boundless energy, bubbly personality and refreshing honesty not only won over the judges, but endeared her to viewers as well, and she made it all the way to the top six. The next week, she went to New York to meet with the press and then on to Nashville to sign a record deal with BNA.

Check out the rest of the 16th St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Saturday March 17 at our web site emeraldisle-nc.org. There will be loads of entertainment, plenty of vendors, safety demonstrations, etc. I hope to see you there.

Also, the celebration of Emerald Isle’s 50th Anniversary continues throughout the year with monthly events. Check for the latest events on emeraldisle-nc.org. 

Posted by Admin Thursday, February 1, 2007 3:32:00 PM

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