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March 2015

March means spring is just around the corner. The days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger. It will soon be time to break out the shorts and the flip flops. March madness means the countdown to the final four and exciting buzzer beater basketball games. I just love the college basketball games in March. May your team do well in the most exciting games of the year.

March also brings two exciting events to Emerald Isle. Our 24th annual St. Patrick's Day festival will be held on Saturday, March 14.  The fun and festivities will begin at 9 am and will conclude at 6 pm.  What started out 23 years ago as a dream by Parks and Recreation Director Alesia Sanderson and several others has now turned out to be an outstanding event in our town. People come from all over Eastern North Carolina to participate in such a wonderful family friendly event. We all look forward to great food, fun rides, unusual vendors, and outstanding music. I would like to thank the Emerald Isle Business Association and our Parks and Recreation Department for their hard work in making certain our Saint Patrick’s Day Festival is a success. For the complete schedule of the Festival please visit http://emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com/ . I am looking forward to seeing you at our 24th Annual Festival.

Another exciting event in March is our annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k - this year's event includes our first full Marathon. This event will be held on Saturday, March 28.  I am planning on walking in the 5k this year and I am looking forward to being a participant. We are expecting a large number of participants and you can register online at http://www.emeraldislerun.com/ .  Last year the event filled up fast and we are expecting the same thing this year.  So don't hesitate and go online to register today.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for all of their hard work in making plans for this fun day at Emerald Isle.

From the warmer days of March, and shorts and flip flops to the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and our Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k - March will bring fun filled days in our town.  Enjoy March as we welcome spring to Emerald Isle.

Eddie




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Emerald Isle, North Carolina ~ Incorporated July 1957
7500 Emerald Drive. Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Phone (252) 354-3424, Fax (252) 354-5068