The Society would like to express our thanks to Chris Fonvielle for conducting the walk of the Sugar Loaf line again this year. We had 37 people register and take the walk and it was a beautiful and outstanding day. The money collected from the walkers will go into a special fund to be used for preservation of the earthworks on the east side of N. Lake Park. Blvd.
Over the years Chris has been more than generous in giving his time and expertise in support of many projects and programs sponsored by the Society. He is also working closely with our Society and the Town of Carolina Beach on the plans for the Lewis Park.
Speaking of the Sugar Loaf line… We NEED VOLUNTEERS who are willing to help out on “work days” on the Lewis property. Please call Rebecca (458-0502) and let her know if you are available to “cut brush” and “saw trees” or other general cleanup.
How time flies!
It’s time to make our requests for financial support to the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach for the fiscal year 2014/2015!
Demetria and Darlene are busy getting our applications prepared and turned in on time – but WE NEED YOU to support our applications by speaking to, or writing, or emailing, our local town officials.
They need to hear from their constituents just how important the Federal Point History Center is to our community and what their support enables us to accomplish.
Remember, we are asking for funds to keep the History Center open to the general public – not for money for the operation the Society.
From the Editor:
Thanks to Tony Phillips for taking the time and effort to correspond with our local Town Councils – reminding them of the role that the Federal Point History Center serves in our community.
Tony’s letter to Carolina Beach Town Council.
His letter to the Kure Beach Town Council.
Please consider using his example (and emails) in requesting the town’s financial support for the History Center.
President’s Message: From Barry Nelder
Thanks to everybody who braved the cold weather to make our hot dog sale at the 149th Fort Fisher Re-enactment such a success. Darlene and Demetria did their usual thorough job of planning and shopping before the event.
Kudos also go to the Saturday work crew including Darlene and Leslie Bright, Demetria and Phil Sapienza, Cheri McNeill, John Gordon, and Sylvia and Don Shook.
A special “gold medal” goes to Tony Phillips who spent the day showing the spectators to our booth.
Finally, thanks go out to our great cookie bakers; Demetria Sapienza, Jeannie Gordon, Cheri McNeill, Rebecca Taylor, Pat Filipiak, Juanita Winner, Nell O’Connor, Jean Stewart, and Carol Ufferman.
President’s Message From Barry Nelder
Christmas Party 2013
What a wonderful Christmas Party. The food and fellowship made it a special night for all the members and guests who attended. Thanks to John Golden for leading a rousing sing along.
Thanks too, to Sondra Nelder and Peg Fisher and the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church women for the decorations and setting up and cleaning up after the meal. Thanks, also to Darlene Bright and Demetria Sapienza for all they did to get ready in the days before the party.
Don’t forget the Fort Fisher 149th Re-enactment on Saturday January 18, we’ll be selling hotdogs, drinks, chips and cookies to the reenactors as well as to the general public.
If you can work a shift at our booth on January, 18th, please let Rebecca know. Also we need COOKIES to sell. Please call Rebecca and let her know if you can make some – they can be dropped off at the History Center on Friday if you can’t make it down to the sale. Hope to see you there.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you from the officers and board members of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society to Mr. Vernon Meshaw who salvaged the plaque mounted on the historic Swing Bridge over Snow’s Cut!
It is a great addition to our collection and will be displayed for all to see at the History Center.
I hope you all can join us for our annual Christmas potluck December 16, at the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. It is always a wonderful event with great food, good music, and even a few “reindeer games.”
From the President, Barry Nelder
Society Presents 75 year plaque to Carolina Beach School.
On Saturday November 2nd, the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society presented one of our historic plaques to the Carolina Beach School in celebration of their seventy-fifth anniversary. It was a great event, hugely attended and we were honored to be part of it.
Part of the fun was seeing Juanita Winner, Frankie Jones, and Pat Jones from the “Kindergarten class of 49!”
by Barry Nelder
A huge thank-you to Dean Lambeth and the Kure Beach Town Council for approving $1,000 toward the operation of our History Center! Along with the $5,000 approved by the Carolina Beach Town Council these amounts will go a long way in keeping the History Center open for 150 days durng the 2013/2014
budget year; serving the general public, including both locals and visitors.
Nominations: We hold our annual election at the July meeting.
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate. Members are welcome to make other nominations from the floor at the meeting.
President: Barry Nelder
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Lois Taylor
Treasurer: Demetria Sapienza
Board of Directors: