It is hard to believe that it is July already. The time just seems to fly by. July is one of my favorite months at the beach. The ocean is warm and it makes for great fun in the water. I enjoy walking on the beach in the mornings in July. How exciting and refreshing it is to be out early walking along the shoreline. How often we take things for granted and forget how fortunate we are to be able to call Emerald Isle home.
July to me means time with family and friends, ice cold Bogue Sound watermelon, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and ice cream. Some of my fondest memories as a child would be making homemade ice cream. I can remember the excitement of turning the handle until the ice cream is ready to eat. The taste of homemade peach or strawberry ice cream is hard to beat. Take time and enjoy July at the beach as you spend it with family and friends.
The annual 4th of July Fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 4th at 9pm. The town will once again present the display at Bogue Inlet Pier. Parking will be available at the pier as well as along NC 58. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. This is always an exciting event for our residents and visitors.
The EMS will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 1 from 7am till 11am. The breakfast will be held at the EMS building. The cost is only $5.00 per person. This includes delicious homemade pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Please come out on Saturday, July 1 and support our EMS. The food will be great and you will be supporting our EMS!
The PEP (Police Educating the Public) will be held on Tuesday, July 18 at 10am in the Town Board Meeting Room. Please join us for this informative program. The goal of the program is to improve the understanding and awareness of the public by providing information and proven strategies on how to keep from becoming a victim of criminal activity. The program for July is Firearms Safety / Gun Laws for Citizens.
Coffee with a Cop will be held at Stir It Up on Thursday, July 27 at 9am. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with police officers. We are so blessed to have a wonderful Police Force. Please join me on Thursday, July 27.
Don’t forget the EmeraldFest Concerts each Thursday evening at 6pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access. What a wonderful way to spend your Thursday evening at the beach and to hear great music. See you each Thursday for EmeraldFest.
I hope you have a wonderful July. It will be a great month in Emerald Isle. Take time to enjoy our Island. See you around the beach.