2012 Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball!
The seventh annual Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball will be held Saturday, May 26 - Memorial Day Weekend - at the community center on Ocracoke Island. Last year’s ball was one of our most successful; with the help of many generous sponsors, donors, and volunteers, together we brought in over $61,000 for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Building Fund!
This year’s Firemen’s Ball will be much the same as in previous years…we will start off that 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.
Work continues on plans and property for the new firehouse. We are very grateful for the numerous professional services that have been donated or performed at a greatly reduced rate. We’re ready to go! But financing is still holding us back… and time is of the essence. We can’t stress enough how much a new firehouse is needed - the existing building was built in 1966 and in addition to not having adequate housing for our vehicles and equipment, it has suffered serious deterioration over time. We need your help!
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 recognize that economic times are tough and we have been humbled by the generosity of so many local businesses and individuals. Please consider a sponsorship this year to help us with our New Building Fund - it’s a wonderful opportunity to have your business or name associated as a part of this great cause, while supporting the local community. In addition to sponsorship opportunities, we are also in need of donated goods or services for the live and silent auctions. Another great way to help our cause can be to spread the word to anyone else you know who might like to participate. 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) 4 organization. All donations are tax deductible.Please write all sponsorship checks to the OFPA (with memo as 2012 Fireman’s Ball) PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC 27960.
Our federal ID# 56-6076898.