Beach Access Issues
May 30, 2008

Barbecue event is a fundraiser for beach access

“Stand in the Sand” will be the theme of a beach access fundraising event on Saturday, June 14, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Fessenden Center in Buxton.

The event will be followed by the annual meeting of the Outer Banks Preservation Association at 6 p.m., also at the Fessenden Center.

The afternoon’s festivities are being sponsored by the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance, which includes groups that support free and open beach access and are raising money for legal fees and other expenses.

”This event is to raise money for the beach access fight and for raising awareness,” said Rob Alderman, an organizer of the event and creator of the Hatteras Island Fishing Militia Web Page ( and “The Outer Banks Angler” show on Charter cable television, Channel 12.

“I know a lot has changed in the way you access the beach,” he said, “and we are striving hard to change that. There is a great deal in the works and we need your help and support. We cannot take on these special interest groups without you.”

This event will include food, a bake sale, games, music, educational and awareness information, and much more, Alderman said.

He urged islanders and visitors to attend and support CHAPA.

”I cannot ensure you that there will be a lot of beach to access that weekend,” he said in an appeal to visitors, “but I can assure you that if show up for this fundraising event, you will have a good time and will be helping in a lot of ways.”

If you can’t attend, you can still contribute on the CHAPA Web site,

Volunteers are also needed to help at the event.  Call Rob Alderman at 305-2017.

The businesses contributing include Conner’s Supermarket, Food Lion, Pepsi, Outer Banks Motel, Metro Rentals, Hatteras Realty, Sufix, and All Kinds of Signs.

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