annual Carey Fest will be July15 in Rodanthe
Carey LeSieur Foundation has planned “Carey Fest 2010” for Thursday,
July 15, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community
This will be the third annual Carey Fest, a summer barbecue picnic that
is billed as “Hatteras Island's grandest family celebration
The picnic meal includes fresh, slow-roasted barbecue, hot dogs,
chicken, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, and iced
tea. The cost of the meal is a $10 donation.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the Frisco Jubilee.
There will also be a bake sale, silent auction with works from local
artisans, games for big and little kids, and door prizes.
Break out your favorite tie dyes and bring on the flower power for a
groovy good time. We will be judging the Grooviest Hippy/
Grooviest Flower Child costume contests, so have fun and be creative.
The Carey LeSieur Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary
objective is the Carey LeSieur Scholarship Fund for students pursuing
education in health-related fields, as well as promoting compassion and
humanity within the local community in memory of the nurse practitioner
who worked and lived here on Hatteras Island. Carey died of cancer in
The foundation’s board will announce the 2010 scholarship recipients at
Carey Fest 2010.
At last year's picnic, Carey's parents, Claude and Marie LeSieur,
presented the first Carey LeSieur scholarships.
One of the first two went to Heather Leigh Gray, who graduated from
Cape Hatteras Secondary School in 2004 and graduated from East Carolina
University in May, 2008 with a major in biology. She is
enrolled in the accelerated master’s degree in science in the nursing
program at East Carolina and her goal is to become a nurse
The second went to Amanda Halladay from Rodanthe. She is a 2003
graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an
associate degree in nursing. In May, 2010, she graduated from
College of the Albemarle, where she completed the nursing
program. Amanda has accepted a position at Albemarle Hospital
the intensive care unit.
“We encourage you to come out and celebrate life with your friends and
neighbors and remember philanthropy is infectious,” the foundation
More information can be found at
If you would like to make a donation, please send to the Carey LeSieur
Foundation, P.O. Box 722, Avon, NC 27915
For more information on Carey Fest or if you want to volunteer, please
contact April Contestable 252-987-2130 or Susan Wyche 252-995-3130.
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