June 27, 2010

Third annual Carey Fest will be July15 in Rodanthe

The Carey LeSieur Foundation has planned “Carey Fest 2010” for Thursday, July 15, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building.

This will be the third annual Carey Fest, a summer barbecue picnic that is billed as “Hatteras Island's grandest family celebration extravaganza.”

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 2007.

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 currently enrolled in the accelerated master’s degree in science in the nursing program at East Carolina and her goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

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 the College of the Albemarle, where she completed the nursing program.  Amanda has accepted a position at Albemarle Hospital in 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 board said.

More information can be found at www.careylesieurfoundation.org.

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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