The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, November, 20, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.
Our speaker this month will be Vann Pearsall who is the Director of Development for the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust.
The mission of the Coastal Land Trust is to enrich the coastal communities of North Carolina through conservation of natural areas and working landscapes, education, and the promotion of good land stewardship. In short, we save the lands you love along the North Carolina Coast.
Founded in 1992, on a shoestring and a dream, the Coastal Land Trust has become the largest land trust geographically in the state of North Carolina, serving 31 counties along the entire coastal plain. One of 24 land trusts in the state, our focus is saving and restoring special places in the coastal plain like barrier islands, nature parks and preserves, family farms, and longleaf pine forests.
Vann oversees marketing, fundraising, and outreach activities of the Coastal Land Trust, building relationships with our current members and educating the community about the importance of investing in coastal conservation.
Vann joined the Land Trust in 2010, returning to Wilmington after 10 years as a non-profit executive in Bethesda, Maryland and Wilson, NC. A 1996 Graduate of UNC Wilmington,
Vann grew up in Pender County, where he spent many days swimming and fishing on the Northeast Cape Fear River with his family and friends and many nights scouting in the fields and forests of southeastern NC. Vann’s wife and two kids keep him pretty busy outside of work, but he still finds time to play around on the guitar and attend concerts and festivals. He loves cooking, camping, and is an avid sports fan.
His favorite NCCLT preserve is the BW Wells Savannah, located about 5 miles from his childhood home.
Fort Fisher 152nd Reenactment – Fundraiser!
We had a great year at the Reenactment this year. Sold 480 hotdogs along with tons of sodas, chips, and homemade cookies!
A huge THANKS goes out to everyone who donated time and energy to making this a very successful fundraiser.
At the Fort (ALL DAY!) Baked Cookies
Darlene and Leslie Bright Juanita Winner Doris Bame
Demetria and Phil Sapienza Jane Dugan Jean Stewart
Cheri McNeill Kitty Slebodnik Elaine Henson
Jim Dugan Nancy Gadzuk Ann Green
Jim Kohler Demetria Sapienza Cheri McNeill
Paul Slebodnik Darlene Bright Rebecca Taylor
Rodney Jones Sylvia Snook
- The History Center recorded 51 visitors in January. We had 49 in attendance at the January Meeting. The gift shop took in $141.00.
- The History Center was used for meetings held by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Fishing Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Carolina Beach Walk of Fame Committee and the Lewis Civil War Park Committee this month.
- New Members: Linda Ogden of Carolina Beach, George Eckenrode and Candace Kelley of Wilmington, Don Hatch of Spring Grove, IL, and Frances and Daniel Parham of Wilmington.
- Our sympathies go out to Nancy McGwier and her family at the loss of her son, Cam Miller.
Featured Business Member
by Tony Lem Phillips
We are very proud to salute Big Daddy’s of Kure Beach as this months Business Member. Not only does Big Daddy’s support the History Center, they also purchased an entire case of our Local Flavor Cookbooks.
Since 1970 Big Daddy’s has been a Southern tradition for people who enjoy great food, fun times and friends! Big Daddy’s offers only the best in seafood, steak, and traditional favorites cooked to order. You will find inside dining as well as roadside.
Right across from Kure Beach Pier, they are conveniently located next to Dow Road which can whisk you right back to Carolina Beach or Wilmington. Shop their gift store while there and don’t forget that they have a fully licensed bar.
Please visit them soon and thank them for being loyal supporters of The Federal Point History Center. Pick up a Local Flavor Cookbook while you are there.
206 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449