Mark your calendars for the ALS on September 10, 2005. As many of you know our first walk in 2003 was the biggest and highest fundraiser in Eastern North Carolina. I have been very proud that Emerald Isle led the example for many other cities to follow. This year's ALS committee has already started planning this event to be even more successful. It goes without saying that success is due to the love and support of the community.
Surprisingly, through our first campaign we realized our community as a whole has lost a lot of loved ones to ALS. It gives me great comfort to know that the money raised goes directly to help ALS patients, their families, and towards research. Through our efforts one day there will be a cure. Many prayers go out to all of you who have battled with this disease.
Kim Hebert and Kelly Rogers are leading a team to once again plan a great day. Our ALS walk will start inside the Holiday TRAV-L-PARK. The walk will be the same three mile route as in 2003 and looping back into the Holiday TRAV-L-PARK for a fun filled family day. There will be live entertainment, a live auction, and lots of food.
If you wish to be a part of this event, we do need team captains, volunteers, and corporate sponsors. For more information call Kim @ 252-354-6410 or Kelly @ 252-354-7356 or visit our web site at www.catfishchapter.org. It is a chance to have a great time and to support a great cause.
Memorial Day Weekend was especially meaningful to me for several reasons. I had the opportunity to attend two Memorial Day ceremonies. There was one in Beaufort on Saturday and another at the VFW in Cedar Point on Monday. Both events were well attended and it was good to see so many taking time to honor those that have served, as well as those that are serving in the military.
I was also very pleased that there were a lot of people (residents, second home owners, vacationer's, day-trippers, etc) in town, all having a great time. As always, our town staff did a wonderful job making sure the town looked top-notch for all of us. On Sunday night (after dark) I rode my bicycle to get an ice cream cone. While out, one of our town trucks loaded with trash from the beach passed me. Just one example of our Town Staff getting ready for another day at the beach.