There was such an amazing turnout at the Cape Fear Shrimpfest! Every year this event gets bigger and better. I met so many wonderful people, and it was an honor to serve the Cape Fear Presbyterian Church and be their honorary chair.
Proceeds help those in need at the Black Mountain Home for Children and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Special guests included Congressman Mike McIntyre, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, professional basketball player Brett Blizzard and ESPN's Sam Gore. Their presence may have been some sort of divine intervention. The congressman and our mayor are always busy. Brett is here on break, and Gore leaves for Wimbledon Sunday!
Who's who: I also spied Brownie Harris, the founder of Hearts Apart. That organization was just honored by the White House and Congress for its dedication to military families. Special thanks to Fish Bites Restaurant for donating the shrimp! Reverend Jonathan Watson said that means more money will be able to go to charity.
Lots of great guests, volunteers and visitors made this Shrimpfest a huge success!