The N.C. Shell Club will meet Friday and Saturday evenings, March 24 & 25, in the Ocracoke Community Center. Photo: C. Leinbach

The N.C. Shell Club will hold its spring meeting Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, on Ocracoke.

Evening meetings are held in the Community Center and are open to all.

Activities include a field trip to Portsmouth Island, a Celebration of Life for long-time club leader Everett Long, and silent and oral auctions composed of shells from Long’s

The following is the schedule of events:

Friday night March 24:
6:30 p.m. Registration, social, silent auction

7 p.m.  Greetings, introductions, announcements, door prizes

7:15 p.m. Stories about Everett Long

8 p.m.  Old business and new business

8:30 p.m.  Field trip announcements and waiver completion

8:40 p.m.  Silent Auction: Everett Long Memorial Auction

9 p.m.  Auction Ends. check out; clean up.

Saturday shelling trip to Portsmouth Island. Cost $20 per person. Boat departure time from the Park Service dock next to the ferry landing will be announced at the Friday meeting. Do not have to sign up; first-come, first-served. Will collect fees at the dock when loading.

Saturday night March 25:
6:30 p.m.  Registration, social, find of the day setup.

7 p.m.  Greetings, introductions

7:05 p.m.  Oral Auction: Treasures of the Long Collection

8:15 p.m.  Find of the Day Announcement

9:15 p.m.  Auction ends, check out; clean up.

To learn more about the NC Shell Club’s visits to Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands:

N.C. Shell Club member finds record-breaking scotch bonnet

NC Shell Club members seek the extraordinary on Ocracoke

Shell club member discovers ‘super find’ on Portsmouth

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