October is a great month at Emerald Isle. The days are great for long walks on the beach and the nights are just fantastic. October is one of my favorite months on our Island. I enjoy so much walking on the beach in October. It is so refreshing and the water is still warm. We have several events in October. The 14th annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament begins in October. The dates this year are Sunday, October 15, 2016 – Sunday November 26, 2016. Free registration runs thru October 13 and there will be excellent prizes. All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact Shelia Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 354-6350 for more information.
One of the best events of the year for children is the annual Halloween Carnival at Emerald Isle. This is such a popular event for our children. The Carnival will be held on Friday, October 28. It starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. The location will be the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. This will be a fun for the entire family event. This year the Carnival includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, photo booth, cake walk, ID kits by the Emerald Isle Police Department and much, much more!!! Admission fee to the Carnival is two bags of candy per child. This event is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department. For additional information please call 252-354-6350. Hope to see you at the Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 28th.
What is better than pancakes and sausage on a Saturday morning? If you ask me nothing. I invite you to attend the next Emerald Isle Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 29. The breakfast starts at 7am and runs till 11am. The cost is only $5.00 per plate. That includes hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Plan to attend and support a great cause. Our EMS does an outstanding job and join me for a great breakfast and support our EMS. See you on Saturday, October 29th at the EMS for an outstanding breakfast.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Police Chief Jeff Waters for his outstanding service to the town of Emerald Isle. For 32 years Jeff has served as a member of the Emerald Isle Police Department. Jeff has announced that he is retiring on October 31 as Chief of Police. Jeff is a wonderful person and he has given us 32 years of dedicated service to Emerald Isle. I consider Jeff a very close friend and I admire his honesty and hard work ethic. He has done an outstanding job for the town of Emerald Isle. Jeff everyone is going to miss your leadership. May God Bless you and I thank you for your loyalty and dedication. Thanks for a job well done! When you see Jeff be sure and thank him for his service.