September is one of my favorite months in Emerald Isle. The days are so beautiful, the humidity is lower and the water is still warm. Great days to walk on the beach, fish, swim and just enjoy the beauty of our wonderful island. Take time to enjoy September, invite out of town family and friends to join us in Emerald Isle in September. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made our EmeraldFest a success. Our Thursday nights were so fun on the beach and it was great to enjoy wonderful music and spend time with our residents and guests. We will begin planning EmeraldFest for the summer of 2015 in a few months. If you have a group you would like to see perform or would like to volunteer to help with EmeraldFest 2015 please let me know.
September also means back to school for our children and youth. As our children head back to school, I would like to thank our teachers, and school staff for their dedication and hard work for the children of Carteret County. Please take time and thank the teachers and staff for their commitment to the education of our students. So many times a sincere “thanks for a job well done” can go a long way in making someone’s day; people like the bus drivers who get up so early and work late driving the school buses. I would like to thank them for a job that many times we take for granted. Please obey all laws when school buses are on our streets.
On September 20, from 10am-2 pm we are having our Ninth Annual DAY4KIDS. This event is free to everyone and brings adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of activities, games, inflatable rides, face painting and free samples from our vendors. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available as long as they last. There will be a raffle with great prizes. I have participated in this DAY4KIDS in the past and I know what a great day of fun and fellowship this is as we come to celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them. The event will be held on September 20 from 10am till 2pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. I look forward to seeing all of our children at this fun filled family event.
In closing, I would like to thank our community for their love and support during my surgery on July 11 in Greenville and during my recuperation in the hospital and at home. For those who sent cards, flowers, food, calls, and prayers I am deeply grateful. You concern and love shown to me and my family was overwhelming. May God Bless you and Emerald Isle. I am looking forward to seeing you in September on our wonderful island.