The “Spread the LOVE” event in February was a great success! We had a steady stream of cars dropping off food and donations! We collected 78 bags of food (707 pounds) for the Food Pantry. In addition, we collected $690 for Food For Thought, $545 for the Beach Food Pantry, and $1,220 for our December performer, Tshombe Selby, to help with his education/living expenses. Thank you for your generosity!

Come join us on March 3rd, as we hear Scott Dawson, author of The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island, speak on his intriguing theory of the Lost Colony relocation.

President, Carol Riggin

Vice President/Classes – Janie Serbousek
The WADWCC Winter 2021 classes had 156 enrollments in 12 classes, a 50% increase over the Fall 2020 enrollments. All of the classes had favorable reviews! Class offerings included cooking, crafts, floral arranging, healthy eating and living, The Artist’s Way, iPhone instruction and photography. There will be a Stepping Stones class in April. We had some of the best chefs and instructors on the Beach! All net proceeds will go towards WADWCC’s operating expenses.

Corresponding Secretary – Jeannette Grimes
If you know of any member who would appreciate a note of sympathy, support or recovery, please contact Jeannette Grimes at jgrimes1@centurylink.net

Membership – Michele Maslak
New members are always welcome! Please reach out to me with questions or interest. (michelemaslak@gmail.com)

Literary Duck Book and Movie Club – Ellen Kruse & Marilyn Connaughton
Literary Ducks Book and Movie club will meet on Monday, March 15 at 10:30 AM. Our selection will be THE DUTCH HOUSE, facilitated by Ginger Webster and Ellen Kruse. Our meeting will be via ZOOM and the link for the meeting will be sent to members prior to the 15th. Questions?? Ellen at erileyk@aol.com

Programs – Bobbie Perry
For our February program, Rachel Veal, horticulturalist at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, presented us with many helpful and creative ideas for our home gardens. She provided a list of native plants that thrive in our coastal environment and attract beautiful birds and butterflies. When we follow up on these valuable tips, we will undoubtedly have many candidates for Garden of the Month!

The mystery of the Lost Colony has intrigued imaginations for years. Where did they go and how did they survive when they left Roanoke Island? Many theories have been discussed, but Hatteras resident Scott Dawson will present his archeological findings that he says are proof of the colonists’ migration to Hatteras. At our March meeting, he will discuss his recent book “The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island” which offers tantalizing clues to support his theory.

Food Pantry – Judy Copeman
Thank you to All who made the February 10, “Spread the Love” event successful! We collected 78 bags filled with 707 pounds of food and many check donations. You have helped to make so many clients have a beautiful start to their day with all the breakfast items donated!

Food For Thought – Judi Flakowicz
We are scheduling packers and also distributors for February and March since we now know that school will be virtual at least until the end of March. WADWCC packs two Wednesdays a month, and distribution is on Fridays.

In addition to WADWCC’s current assigned distribution point of Manteo Elementary School, Food for Thought is also seeking volunteers to help with distribution of bags at two new locations, TJ’s in Colington and Belk’s.

If anyone would like to help out, email Judi at jflakowicz@gmail.com