“Have y’all heard of the ‘bear hunts’ taking place in neighborhoods across the country? Well, we know that Hatteras Island can take it up a notch!”
So begins a social media introduction to a new event that will be held this Saturday and Sunday – the first-ever Hatteras Island Car Safari.
In an effort to create a social distancing-friendly activity for young islanders, the newly founded event is asking residents to place stuffed animals in areas of their homes that are easily visible from the road. These spots can include windows, mailboxes, or even just out on the lawn, if the weather permits.
While the original concept called for just bears, the island community can use stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes to be included in the fun. Parents can then ride through the villages and let the kids try to spot all the different animals, in a veritable “safari” that will likely extend from the Tri-villages to Hatteras village
“What an amazing opportunity to (safely) get out of the house, have a little fun, and show these kids that we’re all in this thing together!” reads the event’s summary.
If you are planning on participating, you can find all the details at the newly created Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/519673795397757/.
Please leave a comment with the name of your street, (no physical address needed). As of Thursday afternoon, more than a hundred islanders have indicated interest in the event, as word is spreading quickly in the social media realm.
The “group” safaris are planned for Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. By coordinating times, the odds of passing friends and loved ones while “on safari” is greatly increased.
“We know the kids will love [to] pass and wave to their friends and schoolmates. By commenting with your street name we can give parents an idea of which streets will have the most participants. Feel free to leave your animals out for as long as you’d like – you never know whose day it might just brighten.”
“We’re all in this difficult time together – let’s show our children how a little love can go a long way.”