NICE MATTERS! is the slogan for Emerald Isle. We are blessed to have such wonderful and caring people in Emerald Isle. In late August our community hosted over 40 people from the Little Pink Houses of Hope organization. These families came from all over the United States to relax and enjoy our beautiful beach. Each family had one member who is battling breast cancer. Our community made certain that each and every family member had a wonderful week. Thanks to everyone who had a part in making the week a week to remember for everyone who came to our beach from the Little Pink Houses of Hope. To all of our businesses who provided food, snacks, gifts, and to all of our area churches who worked together I say thank you.
Emerald Isle Baptist Church received the following letter from Bradley, Barbara, Dylan and Dara Reece from Greensboro, NC. One of the families from Little Pink Houses of Hope. I would like to share a portion of the letter.
“The welcome from everyone is unforgettable. I think I have cried the whole week just thinking all of you. Your church and community are a very giving community. It makes me want to go back to our church and see what I can do to help others. When we came back to our home the kids said it was like Christmas times two. Nothing compares to all the hugs and love that was shown. It is a community where you want to come live and raise your children. It is beautiful at Emerald Isle. Thanks again for all the love, support and prayers, Everything is greatly appreciated. Love, Bradley, Barbara, Dylan and Dara Reece. “
As Mayor, that letter warms my heart. It shows how loving and caring we are. Thanks to all of our citizens who had a part in making this week a success. NICE MATTERS!!!!!
We have several events in the month of October. Dr. Bogus will offer a FREE surf fishing seminar on Monday, October 2 beginning at 6 pm at the Community Center. This will be in conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts. This will be a great opportunity to learn from the best. The Gordie McAdams Tournament will run from Saturday, October 14th – November 25, 2017. The tournament is being sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Registration is FREE. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions. ( 252 354-6350)
The Emerald Isle Police and Neighborhood Watch invite you to “Golf with a Cop.” The event will be held at Star Hill Golf Club on Saturday, October 21. This is NOT a fundraiser but an opportunity to get to know your police department and neighborhood watch volunteers while enjoying a round of golf.
The annual Halloween Carnival will be held on Friday, October 27 from 6-8 pm at the Community Center. It will be fun for the entire family and includes creating a glow in the dark mural, photo booth, cake walk, ID kits by the Emerald Isle Police Department, Trunk or Treat and much, much more. Admission fee is two bags of candy per child. It is being sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.
I hope everyone has a great October. It is a great month to enjoy the beach. See you around Emerald Isle.