News for June 25, 2013

Success for Masonboro.Org

Benefit Raises Over $10,000

Our Third Annual Benefit and Silent Auction was a true success! We raised over $10,000 on June 13! Plus, we signed up volunteers for our Fourth of July event on the Island and had a great time! Many thanks to the businesses that generously contributed items for raffles and auction and congrats to the high bidders. Plus, we appreciate you - our donors and members - who protect the tradition of Masonboro Island. Without your commitment we would not be able to do the good work we do.

A small part of the money we raised will go towards our efforts on the Fourth of July. This year will mark the fourth year that Masonboro.Org will be on the island --  working to keep it clean on the most populated day of the year. Last year, over 70 volunteers handed out trash bags and talked to the island’s visitors. We spread the word about New Hanover County’s most precious resource and encouraged the old Scout motto:  leave a place a little better than you found it. In 2012 we did just that. We removed and recycled over 4,000 lbs. of trash.

If you'd like to be a part of the effort on the Fourth of July, please CLICK HERE to volunteer. There are three shifts to choose from and a variety of roles to fill! Plus, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  On Monday, July 1, we'll have a volunteer fire drill and cook-out at the Johnson's home.  We'll serve up burgers and dogs and provide tea and water. Bring a friend, your favorite adult beverages and a side dish to share. At 6pm we will have a short talk about our volunteer needs and preview the plans for the Fourth. Mostly, we will spend the time sharing memories and getting to know others who share the same love for Masonboro that you do. is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve public access for future generations and our key message is to PROTECT THE TRADITION OF MASONBORO ISLAND. We believe that keeping it clean today insures that our families can enjoy their own traditions tomorrow. With the support of members like you, we will keep Masonboro Island clean and open.

Kathryn Webster - Raffle Master

Jesse Stockton Lead-Off Musician
Kate Lo Wrapped Up the Night