I can’t believe it is August already. Summer just seems to be flying by. I hope everyone is enjoying the warm and beautiful days at Emerald Isle. I love the month of August. It is perfect for late afternoon or early evening walks on the beach. It is a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the month of August.
The 4th Annual Do It For Drew 5k Color Run will be held on Saturday, August 11. The run begins at 7:30 am and the route will take you on a scenic tour of the sound side of the island. Along the way each runner will be dusted with the bright colors that remind us of how bright and happy Drew Hughes always was, and is in our hearts. Your participation in and support of the event will help The Do It For Drew Foundation save lives and make a positive difference in so many more. Visit the DI4D website for full details https://www.doitfordrew.org/
The Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, August 17 from 11 am-5 pm at the Emerald isle Community Center. Please support this endeavor and give the gift of life.
The Police Educating the Public (PEP) Program will be held on Tuesday, August 21 from 10-11 am at the Town Board Meeting Room. The program for August will be on Firearms: Laws and Safety. The instructor will be Officer Biskup. This should be an informative program and you are cordially invited to attend.
Emerald Plantation Cinema is offering FREE summer kids movies all summer long. The movies start at 10:30 am and the snack bar will be open to purchase refreshments. The schedule for August is:
August 2 – Paddington 2
August 9 – The Star
August 16 – The Emoji Movie
Just a reminder that we have EmeraldFest on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Western Regional Beach Access. It will run through Thursday, August 16. What a great way to spend your Thursday evening with great music by the beach.
Please mark your calendars for the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 10:30 am-5:30 pm. The Town is excited to continue the iconic Emerald Isle event and we hope everyone will join us. The Admission is Free and we will have food trucks and great music. Emerald Isle Beach Music t-shirts will be on sale. Appearing at the Beach Music Festival will be: The Band of Oz, Fantastic Shakers, Chairmen of the Board, The Embers and The Tams. Sammy O’Banion is the MC. What a great lineup of entertainers. See you at the Festival!
Several new committees have been appointed and I would like to share the names for each committee and thank each person for their willingness to serve. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful citizens who volunteer their time to our Town.
Dog Park Development Committee: Ginger Garner, Judy Graham, Wendy Megyese, Joe Russick, Jennifer Temple, Gus Wilgus and Denise Ziegler.
Golf Cart Advisory Committee: Michael Ayers, Chris Blythe, Taney Browder, Paul Buchanan, Ted Harrell, Martha Levey, and Michael Taylor.
Fishing Tournament Executive Committee: Mark Taylor, Greg Dennis, Vic Gulley, Ed Holland, Christine Jordan, Athan Parker, Kenny Sullivan, and Jim Woolard.
August will be a great month in our beautiful town. Enjoy the month and see you around the beach. Have a blessed month.