Ocracoke homes and businesses are lit up for the holidays….WITH SLIDE SHOW
annual Island Celebration holiday house and business decorating contest
judging on Ocracoke will be the evening of Friday, Dec. 20.
O’Neal, owner of the Island Ragpicker, will recruit four disinterested
vacationers to ride around with her and her husband, Albert, that night
to do the judging.
The contest is sponsored by the
Ocracoke Civic and Business Association, and winners will receive a
sign that night at their properties and will also receive a
certificate. Signs will be up until sometime after Jan. 1.
year, there will be five winners. Among the judging categories
are “Best Theme,” “Most Original, “Most Traditional” and “Best
Theresa said she would love to see the holiday boat parade revived sometime, a tradition that she last recalls seeing in 1999.
lighted boats would sail around Silver Lake and it was so beautiful
seeing all the lights reflected on the water,” she said. “It would be
something nice for us to do in the off season.”