PUMPKINS N HAY N OYSTERS, OH MY!

Ahhhhhhhhhh. Fall has arrived to Brunswick County, NC. Sunny days, cool breezes, open window nights with the sounds of crickets and night birds, glorious sunrises and sunsets, sparkling ocean waters, sandy beaches for walking, family oriented festivals Рwe have the best of it all. The upcoming weekend promises to be beautiful and is filled with outdoor events for adults and families. What adult among us does not recall the fun of fall hayrides? You can relive them this weekend Рand in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, you can experience a hayride with a twist:  Boiling Spring Lakes Haunted Hayride

Fall and oysters go together like – well – fall and oysters. Add to that a festival and you couldn’t ask for anything better – ¬†especially when it is happening in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and includes an oyster shucking contest and a road race.

North Carolina Oyster Festival

Fall is harvest time at the farms Рa time to celebrate another successful harvest. What better way than to have a day filled with pumpkins, hayrides, good food and fun events for kids and adults alike. One such working farm near Calabash, NC, invites you to take part in just such a day:  Indigo Farms Pumpkin Day

CHRISTMAS GIVING

Christmas is a time for giving. We gather together with family and friends. We give tangible gifts. We give gifts of ourselves. We give gifts of time. It’s also a good time to think of giving to the community at large. It’s a good time to understand that giving to the community does not have to be financial giving. There are many people who are struggling not only through the holidays, but throughout the year. It is the giving of ourselves – of our time – that can often be most beneficial. Think about how you might be of help. There are many agencies in Brunswick County, NC that rely on the public to help the individuals and families that they serve. Here are a few to consider:

Providence Home in Southport, NC: (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/volunteer/children-services/providence-home-of-the-family-emergency-teen-shelter-inc/profile/)

Brunswick Family Assistance Agency (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/volunteer/human-services/brunswick-family-assistance-agency/profile/)

Hope Harbor Home (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/volunteer/human-services/hope-harbor-home/profile/)