The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is hosting its annual wave of festivities during Thanksgiving week, and the historic Rodanthe site has a number of events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Scheduled events during Thanksgiving week at the Life-Saving Station include the following:
On Tuesday, November 23, at 2:00 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to go back in time to the Life-Saving Station’s early 20th-century operations by watching the Beach Apparatus Drill.
Performed by local volunteers in period-accurate uniforms, the 2:00 p.m. drill is a live display that honors the heroes who practiced this drill every Thursday at 4 bells, (or 2 p.m.), when the original stations were still in commission. The event is free with the price of admission.
On Wednesday, November 24, at 12:00 p.m., the community at large is invited to dig into a pre-Thanksgiving barbecue feast, courtesy of the Life-Saving Station’s annual Pig Pickin’.
For $12 a plate, hungry visitors can feast on BBQ pork and all the fixins’. All proceeds from the Pig Pickin’ will benefit the non-profit Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and the event takes place just across the street from the Life-Saving Station site.
On Friday, November 27, at 1:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy a meet and greet with Santa Claus himself, who will be making a special early holiday appearance at the Life-Saving Station the day after Thanksgiving. The first 100 children will receive a free commemorative T-shirt, and the admission price is a donation to the local Elvin Hooper Scholarship Fund.
For more information on these upcoming events, as well as more info on the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, visit https://chicamacomico.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Chicamacomico/.