Society Notes – April, 2015

Darlene Bright, History Center Director

  • The History Center recorded 78 visitors in March. We had 39 in attendance at the March meeting. The gift shop took $105.90 in March. The cookbook continues to sell at a steady pace.   The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live Bait Fishing Club and the UDC-Fort Fisher Chapter. We also had a troop of 19 Girl Scouts visit the History Center. Rebecca did her annual talk to 104 4th Graders at Carolina Beach School. The kids have submitted essays for our annual essay contest. The Winner will be announced at our May meeting.
  • Rebecca thanks Juanita Winner, Lois Taylor, Sylvia Snook, Ron Griffin and Demetria Sapienza for keeping the History Center open through her bout with the flu. Thanks also to Lois Taylor, Darlene Bright, and Cheri McNeill for all their help with the March Newsletter.
  • A huge thanks goes out to Chris Fonvielle who led 31 people on our annual Sugar Loaf Walk. What would we do without all his generous support of our programs! $245.00 was donated to the Sugar Loaf Earthworks development fund.
  • The Sugar Loaf Civil War Preservation Group continues to work on the Lewis/Town of Carolina Beach segments of the line. A huge thanks to Rick Both, Andre Blouin, Leslie Bright, and Victor Alocci who show up every time a work day is called.
  • Please welcome new members Frank Wright of Wilmington and John and Nancy Bailey of Oak Island.
  • And don’t forget! If you take a trip with Wilmington Water Tours please tell them you are a member of FPHPS!  If you do we get a portion of your ticket price. Call us 458-0502, or them 338-3134.  When you call for reservations, mention that you were referred by the Federal Point History Center