04/22/10

Portsmouth Island Homecoming is Saturday, April 24

Portsmouth Island Homecoming 2010 will be on Saturday, April 24, on Portsmouth Island in Cape Lookout National Seashore. This event is sponsored by The Friends of Portsmouth Island and the National Park Service.

The day begins at 9 a.m. There will be opportunities to see folks at work quilting, making and mending nets, building boats, and carving decoys. A grand opening of new exhibits installed by the National Park Service will be held, and the Portsmouth Island Post Office will be open for business.

Several events will be going on during the day, such as hymn singing in the church, a covered dish lunch on the grounds, and music provided by Molasses Creek from Ocracoke.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day on Portsmouth Island, so bring your favorite covered dish and see what life was like on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

For transportation by ferry to the island contact Rudy Austin at 252-928-4361. You can also visit the official website at www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org for the day’s schedule, or contact Rene Burgess at 336-222-9512 or southernvoyager@bellsouth.net.

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