2014 Firemen's Ball

Dune Dogs were Awesome
Live Auction Bidding Wars!
Ocracoke Rockers Rocked!
Cooking the Pigs
Philip as Auctioneer with Helper
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Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department
215 Back Road  PO Box 332
Ocracoke, NC  27960
252-928-4692
E-Mail: OcracokeVFD@gmail.com
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2012 Master Sponsor List

OCRACOKE VARIETY STORE
JOLLY ROGER PUB & MARINA
BUDWEISER/City Beverage Co.
EAST CAROLINA BANK
MOLLIE FEARING AND ASSOCIATES 
OCEAN ATLANTIC RENTALS
ATCOM
COASTAL GAS SERVICE, INC.
EDWARD AND SUSAN NORVELL
OCRACOKE ISLAND REALTY
HOMEGROWN HETTIE’S
US Foods
 STRIB BOYNTON
THE NICHOLAS B. AND LUCY MAYO BODDIE FOUNDATION
PONY ISLAND MOTEL AND COTTAGES
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS/FINLEY AUSTIN(
CHALK AND GIBBS INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE
MARIAN KEECH
 CENTURY LINK (CenturyLink)
CUSTOM BUILDING CO/NORTH STATE STEEL
 OCRACOKE HARBOR INN 
JULIE AND WAYNE LUKE
BLUE HERON REALTY
STAN WHITE REALTY AND CONSTRUCTION
HARBORSIDE MOTEL
G.E. Ely Construction, Inc. ,Tyke Ely
BLACKBEARD’S LODGE Chip and Helena
OCRACOKE STATION AND BEACHCOMBER CAMPGROUND
Jamin & Pam Simmons
TIDELAND EMC
SHARON GIBBS AND MACK
PONY ISLAND RESTAURANT
NORTH POND PROPERTIES, LLC  
ZEKE MYERS AGENCY
CARQUEST AUTO PARTS OF BUXTON
DRAKE PROPERTIES
MICKEY’S SALES AND SERVICE
GAILOR, WALLIS AND HUNT, PLLC
KELLOGG SUPPLY CO.INC.
KOSTICH & O’NEAL, CPA
STEVENS FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC
THE COVE BED AND BREAKFAST
GASKINS AND GASKINS, PA
HARDY MOVING AND STORAGE
HOWARD’S PUB
Russ and Michelle Reynolds
SYSCO HAMPTON ROADS
ROBERT D. KORNEGAY, JR., PLLC
MIKE KELLER, LTD.
SILVER LAKE MOTEL AND INN
VILLAGE PRINT
CW Williams & Co.  
NAFECO  
Gately Communication Co. 
Tradewinds Tackle 
Keith McDermott 

Thank you - we could not have done it without you.
Pictures by Dick Jacoby
  2014 Ninth Annual Memorial Day  
  Weekend Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball!
    On Saturday, May 24th of Memorial Day weekend this year, we will be holding our ninth annual Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball at the community center on Ocracoke Island! Thanks to the continued support of sponsors, donors and volunteers, last year’s ball was again very successful. Together we raised $76,220 – and netted after expenses over $68,000 for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund!

Big news this year! Our longtime dream of building a new firehouse has come true!!

    Over the past year, the community and visitors have excitedly watched what started out as a large pile of sand turn into our new firehouse, and we have now moved in!! Premiere Construction, Inc. has done an excellent job in overseeing this project.

   BUT, we still need your help more than ever. The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department’s main source of funding for operating expenses such as mortgage, utilities, equipment, insurance, etc. is from fundraising efforts, and the Firemen’s Ball is the largest event of the year for this need. Ocracoke Island is in a rare situation due to the fact that we have no guaranteed source of income support (such as a fire tax) for our Volunteer Fire Department.

   This year’s Firemen’s Ball will be much the same as in previous years…we will start off the day with a pig pickin’ (last year we served over 600 people!), followed by a silent and a live auction, finishing off with a musical extravaganza involving three great local favorites providing live music; The Ocracoke Rockers, The Aaron Caswell Band, and The Dune Dogs.  

   For those of you who have helped in the past, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you from the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association and all those involved with the Firemen’s Ball. We continue to be humbled by the generosity of so many local businesses and individuals. Please consider a sponsorship this year - it’s a wonderful opportunity to have your business or family name associated as a part of this great cause, while supporting the local community. In addition to sponsorship opportunities, please consider donating goods or services for the live and silent auctions - (and we always make sure that you or your business is well recognized by having your name, business card and information on the donated product). Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

   Thank you for your generosity and for making a positive difference for the Ocracoke community. We look forward to hearing from you!
Larry and Stephanie Ihle  
(252) 928-8074/ 928-7001

The OFPA is a 501(c) 3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. Please write all sponsorship checks to the OFPA (with memo as 2014 Fireman’s Ball)
PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Our federal ID# 56-6076898.


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