February 2017

I would like to begin by thanking all of our citizens who volunteer each and every month at the Food Bank which is held the fourth Monday of each month at the Hem of His Garment in Swansboro. I have volunteered there several times and I am amazed at the number of people I see volunteering from Emerald Isle. I worked at the food bank in December and I was so happy to see our community so involved in volunteering with the Food Bank. Because of the dedication of our community this valuable outreach ministry is so effective. This group does an outstanding job of reaching out to help those in need.  Thanks for everyone who works each month at the Food Bank. This group is making a difference in our community.

The Second Annual Summer Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 1 from 4pm until 7 pm. It will be held at the Emerald Isle Community Center.

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, Carteret Community College, and Carteret Chamber of Commerce present the Second Annual Summer Job Fair! Summer employers and applicants are brought together to begin working towards a successful summer season. Employers can sign up by contacting Sarah Cutillo at scutillo@emeraldisle-nc.org. Admission is free! This is a great opportunity to find a job or to find that perfect worker for the summer.  Call (252) 354-6350 for more details.

The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival will be held on February 4-5 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Chocolate vendors galore! Wall to Wall chocolate cakes and tortes to chocolate bars and ice cream. This is always a fun event and a great way to celebrate chocolate. Tickets are available online and at the door. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids. (kids under 5 are free) The time is 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday. On Sunday all Active Duty Military will be given FREE admission on Sunday with a military ID. This festival is a charitable 501(c)(3). Over the past 12 years the Carolina Chocolate Festival has donated over $450,000 to charities, nonprofits, and to scholarships. See you at the Chocolate Festival this year.

I would like to thank all of our volunteers who work so hard in making our Neighborhood Watch such a success. What started out as a dream three years ago has become a reality. We have such a wonderful Neighborhood Watch program. A big thank you for each and very volunteer who makes this program a success. Thanks to the leadership team for the many hours they put in making this program work. Thanks for a job well done!

Just a reminder that the 4th annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Races will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Western Regional Access. The 2017 race will benefit the Crystal Coast Autism Center and the Emerald Isle bike path. Sign up at  http://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6238 !

February has been called the month of love. This month I ask you to reach out to all people and show love. It is easy to love those who love us, but more difficult to love everyone. And now faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Happy February!


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:05:00 PM