Town of Duck News: July 11, 2011
This popular evening concert series returns for its fifth season. The concerts begin at 6:00 p.m., and are on Thursday evenings from July 14 through August 11 on the Duck Town Green. The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):
Summer Music Series Continues on Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday, July 14 - Greg Shelton Band (Classic & Dance Rock)
Thursday, July 21 - Connected (Jazz)
Thursday, July 28 - Laura Martier (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues)
Thursday, August 4 - The Crowd (Rock & Pop)
Thursday, August 11 - The Little Kings (Dance Rock & Soul)
Duck Planning Board to Meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Duck Planning Board will meet Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town of Duck Administrative Office, 1240 Duck Road, Suite 106 (The Waterfront Shops). The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The agenda
is currently online. For the agenda, with related attachments, visit the Planning Board
page of our website.
Volunteers Needed to Serve on a New Town Committee
The Duck Town Council is seeking volunteers to serve on a Committee to Develop a Plan for the Display of Wall Décor, Artwork, and Memorabilia in the new Town Hall and Community/Meeting Hall. The committee will consist of five individuals appointed by the Town Council, and assisted by Town staff, to conduct research, including interviews with current and former Duck residents in possession of applicable materials and other entities with potential items of interest; inventory resources; develop an initial plan for the display of specific wall décor, artwork, and memorabilia;and develop a plan for the continual display of wall décor, artwork, and memorabilia as required. Appointments to this committee will be made by the Town Council at its Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Regular Meeting. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact the Town of Duck Office (252) 255-1234 or complete and submit the volunteer form online
. Please note on the form that you wish serve on the committee researching memorabilia for the Town Hall and Community/Meeting Hall.
This Week's Events
Events for the week of July 11 follow. For details on the Town of Duck's complete summer events program, visit the Events
page of our website.
Tuesday, July 12: Morning Theater and Music Series featuring the cast of The Lost Colony Musical Theater at 10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater.
Tuesday, July 12: "Duck Unplugged" Singer/Songwriter Series featuring David Neal at 6:00 p.m. in the Duck Amphitheater.
Wednesday, July 13: Family Magic Show sponsored by Kellogg's Supply and The Cottage Shop at 10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater. Although the show is free, tickets are required. For ticket information, visit the Events page or our website. THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT FOR THIS WEEK.
Thursday, July 14: Children's Story Time sponsored by Duck's two book stores: Duck's Cottage and Island Bookstore at 10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater. Geared to children between the ages of 3 and 7.
Thursday, July 14: Summer Music Series featuring The Greg Shelton Band at 6:00 p.m. on the Duck Town Green.
Burn Ban Currently in Effect/Beach Fires & Fireworks Also Prohibited
Due to increased wildfire activity in Coastal North Carolina, a burn ban is currently in effect. Also remember, that all fireworks, including sparklers, and beach fires are prohibited in the Town of Duck. For information, visit our Duck Volunteer Fire Department
4th of July Parade a Great Success!
More than 7,000 spectators flocked to The Town of Duck to celebrate Independence Day at the Town’s 7th annual 4th of July Parade. The after-event, held at the Duck Town Park, included music by Ruth Wyand & Friends
, refreshments, the awarding of parade trophies, and a very special "Event of a Lifetime
" Flash Mob. Photos of the parade and community celebration to be online soon!
Over 1,000 people participated in the Town’s 4th of July Parade. People, dogs, subdivisions, and businesses all gathered together to march the parade route. Local Duck celebrities including the Grand Marshall, members of the Duck Town Council, and the Fire and Police Departments led the parade. Also proudly marching was Officer Magic, the Town’s bloodhound police tracking dog. Returning for another year were Outer Barks, the Corolla Wild Horses, and the Outer Banks Drum Line, as well as the Coast Guard boat! The parade featured an array of patriotic floats, themed costumes, vintage cars, dogs, bicyclists, and more. There was something exciting for the whole family!
The Parade Entry Award Winners for 2011 were:
A special entry this year was World War II Veteran, Wayne P. Craig from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On his 17th birthday, his mother co-signed his enlistment. Through Kamikaze attacks and a typhoon with 60 foot swells, this signalman earned 11 battle stars on the destroyer the USS Harrison.
Honorable Allan Beres, former Mayor Pro Tempore was the Grand Marshall of this year’s parade. Beres has been a full-time resident of Duck for 13 years and has played an active role in the Duck community. He was instrumental in the incorporation of the Town of Duck as a member of the Duck Incorporation Committee and was appointed to serve on the Interim Town Council upon Duck’s incorporation in May 2002.
Be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2012 parade, scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.! The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane and continues down Ocean Way onto Christopher Drive.
Donations Being Sought For Jazz Festival Educational Component
Contributions for the Duck Jazz Festival Educational Workshops are now being accepted. Nationally-known jazz performer, Adrian Crutchfield
, will share tips and have jam sessions with First Flight and Manteo High School Jazz Band members on Friday, October 7, 2011. Students will have a unique opportunity to take part in a question and answer session and work on musical composition with Crutchfield, known for his neo-soul and jazz sound. Any size contributions are welcome and appreciated. To assist with this educational outreach portion of the Duck Jazz Festival, please make checks payable Outer Banks Community Foundation and include: "Duck Jazz Festival Fund" in the memo line. Donations should be mailed to Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Contributions made through the Outer Banks Community Foundation are tax deductible. Contributors will be recognized in the Duck Jazz Festival brochure. The 5th Annual Duck Jazz Festival is set for Sunday, October 9, 2011 beginning at 11:00 a.m., with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m. For more information on the Duck Jazz Festival, visit duckjazz.com
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