It is hard to believe that it is February already. The months just seem to fly by. It is time to register for the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K. This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 10. The Marathon begins at 7:00am, the Half Marathon begins at 8:30am and the 5K begins at 8:45am. Run for a cause and run for hope. This year the proceeds will benefit Little Pink Houses of Hope and the Emerald isle Bike and Pedestrian Path. You can register at runsignup.com or www.emeraldislerun.com . The Marathon is a fun day at Emerald Isle. Please sign up now so that you will be assured of a spot in the event. I would like to thank all members of our Marathon Committee who worked so hard all year long to make this event possible in Emerald Isle. A special thanks to Commissioner Candace Dooley who serves as Chairperson. Each year the Marathon brings hundreds of people to Emerald Isle and raises thousands of dollars for worthy causes. REGISTER NOW!
The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival will be held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City on February 3-4. The festival is a charitable organization (a 501-C3) and was the brainchild of the late John Green who had the vision of partnering local non-profits agencies together. Charities that they have supported in the past include: Carteret County Domestic Violence, Revive Student Ministries, Second Blessings Community Outreach and Carteret County 4-H. This will be a fun and delicious event. See you at the Chocolate Festival!
I am pleased to announce that we have a new Doctor at the MedFirst office in Emerald Isle. I spent many hours working to secure a Doctor for Emerald Isle. The CEO of the organization was thinking about closing the facility. But I worked diligently to make certain that the office remains open and that we have a Doctor at the facility. I felt it was important for us to have a Doctor on the Island. Dr. Patrick J Daigle, MD is our new Doctor. He graduated Cum Laude from Southwestern Louisiana . He was accepted to and graduated from Louisiana State Medical School in New Orleans. He served as a US Air Force Doctor and then as a US Navy Doctor. He also has a second Residency in Family Medicine. His last deployment was senior Physician to the 24th Marine Expeditionary. He has received numerous awards in the Military. He recently retired from the Navy where he had a distinguished career. He is married to Cynthia J. Rockaway-Daigle and they have four children. They have lived in Cape Carteret for the past 12 years. He currently serves on the town of Cape Carteret Zoning Board of Adjustments. I would like to welcome Dr. Daigle to Medfirst at the Emerald Isle Ofice. Please drop by and welcome Dr. Daigle to the office. We are happy to have you in Emerald Isle.
Just a reminder that the St. Patrick’s Festival will be on Saturday, March 17. Mark this date on your calendar and more information about the festival will be in my March Island Review article. This is always a popular event for Emerald Isle and our community.
I hope everyone has a great February. Enjoy the month. I will see you around the town.