WE HAVE MANY exciting events and opportunities at Emerald isle during the month of May. It promises to be a wonderful month in our town.
Bike the Banks – Crystal Coast Lighthouse Challenge takes place on Saturday, May 2. This event is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The start and finish line is Emerald Isle Town Hall. There are three rides to choose from and the fee is $40. This will be a fun event and I would like to thank the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for their hard work in making this event possible. Pre-registered riders receive a free T-shirt. Additional information can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PEP program on May 19 will be on Hurricane Preparedness and Awareness. I have been asked to lead this meeting and have invited a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Newport to attend both meetings at 10am and 6pm. Hurricane season is just around the corner and we all need to be prepared. This will be a very informative meeting and we will have time to ask questions from the experts at the National Weather Service. They will also have great handouts to give us. I look forward to leading this program.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite our citizens to the Supper Club Potluck Charity Fundraiser at Blue Heron Park (behind the police station) on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm. This event will benefit MARSOC, which works closely with our military families. A Marine member of the MARSOC community who was helped by the foundation stated “I’ve seen the wonderful, amazing, selfless support that this foundation provides to families in suffering and in need. I’ve lost many friends within the MARSOC community.” All Emerald Isle residents, families and guests are welcome to attend this potluck charity event. Bring a dish to share with friends and neighbors and enjoy the event as we raise money for this great organization. Additional information about MARSOC can be found at www.marsocfoundation.org. I hope I will see everyone at 6:30 on May 21. In case of rain the event will be in the town board meeting room (beside the police station).
May will be an exciting month. Enjoy the beach and the warmer weather. SPRING is here!