A few years ago, several of the locals on Harkers Island starting reminiscing about how Christmas decorations on the Island used to be. Every house used to be lit up and everyone decorated. While yearning for the way things used to be, they created the group “Bring Back The Lights.” Their first project was to create a decoration that could be shared across the Island. From those beginnings grew the “anchor” that you will see throughout the year hanging in many yards and homes across the Island. They are not only lit during the Christmas season but they are shining bright throughout the entire year! During and after the last two hurricanes, that anchor has also brought comfort and strength knowing that the “anchor holds” whatever the storm brings.
Now the group plans to expand their vision to help bring “light” to others that have suffered greatly from the last hurricane in September - Dorian.
So they are "Sharing the Lights" across the sound.
They are asking for your help to "Bring Back the Lights" to Ocracoke.
Hatteras High School's DECA Club will be bringing the trees and decorations and WE ARE MAKING SURE THERE ARE PLENTY OF LIGHTS.
Lights of all kinds! Lights, lights and more lights!
Drop off locations are: Core Sound Store - 806 Arendell St, MHC and Core Sound Museum Office Trailer - Harkers Island. Other locations will be posted soon.
If you live out of Carteret County and would like to ship your donation of lights to be part of this project, please ship to Core Sound, Ocracoke Lights, 806 Arendell St, Morehead City NC 28557
Deadline for gathering the lights, is Saturday, November 30. They will be delivering the lights to Ocracoke December 1.
Any style, color, size, design lights are welcome. Must be new lights in the box (for safety.)
They offer a huge THANK YOU for being part of Ocracoke's Christmas. This year will be a tough one (as many Down East folks know) but they are determined to make sure there are plenty of lights on that Island. #islandstrong
They will also be using the donations from the Community Sing, which they will host in September, to help rebulid/refurnish as many elderly homes as possible.
BE PART OF HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS ACROSS THE SOUND!