Though scattered thunderstorms and
showers made appearances throughout the long Independence Day weekend,
the fireworks celebrations in Ocracoke and Avon went off as scheduled
to the delight of local crowds.
The Avon Fireworks started at around
9:15 p.m. and were launched from the end of the Avon Pier. The show
lasted roughly 20 minutes, and visitors headed to the area beaches for
a front-row seat for the display over the ocean. The Avon fireworks
show was orchestrated by the company PYROTECNICO, was sponsored by the
Avon Property Owners Association, and was funded in part by the Outer
Banks Visitors Bureau. This event was additionally made possible
through donations from the Hatteras Island business community and its
residents, property owners, and guests. Corporate sponsors for this
event were Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Outer Banks Ace
Hardware, Koru Village, Outer Beaches Realty, Sun Realty, Surf or Sound
Realty, Hatteras Realty, Greater Kinnakeet Shores Homeowners, Inc., and
the Avon Fishing Pier.
sponsors include the Kinnakeet Shores Property Owners Assn.,
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Assn., The Froggy Dog, Cape Pines Motel,
Resort Realty, Conner's Supermarket, Hatteras Island Boardsports,
Burger Burger, Askins Creek Store, Cape Hatteras Motel, Gidget's Pizza
& Pasta, Turner's High Moon Bar, Dirty Dick's, and the Sarkisian
Family, in memory of their son Timothy Sarkisian who loved
fireworks. APOA and the Avon Fireworks Committee sincerely thank
all the contributors who make this celebration possible.
The Ocracoke Fireworks were launched
on Monday, July 3, from the southern end of the island at the large NPS
parking area. The show was made possible courtesy of collaborative
efforts from the National Park Service, Ocracoke Volunteer Fire
Department, Hyde County, Dare County and the NCDOT Ferry Division.
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