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June 2016

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HUMMER * HORSES * AMERICA TripAdvisor: #1 TOUR COMPANY IN NC #1 “THING TO DO” IN OBX AESOP’S FABLES A MOLE, a creature blind from birth, once said to his Mother: “I am sure than I can see, Mother!” In the desire to prove to him his mistake, his Mother placed before him a few grains of frankincense, and asked, “What is it?’ The young Mole said, “It is a pebble.” His Mother exclaimed: “My son, I am afraid that you are not only blind, but that you have lost your sense of smell. Beach & Dune Trails Maritime Forest Trails Horses On The Beach Natural Habitat See the wild horses of the Outer Banks and whip through beach, dune, and forest trails 252.489.2020 | www.WildHorseTour.com 610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr, Corolla, NC 27927 Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? 20 Albemarle Tradewinds June 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Free Prom 2016 The organizers of the Free Prom 2016, would like to thank the following supporters: The free prom was set up 3 years ago by me, Scott Collins. Starting this year, we had a committee consisting of myself and some of the parents of the attendees. We are at this time trying to organize, to become a nonprofit in time for our Free Prom 2017, which at this time, is already in the planning stages. The Free Prom is a way for kids between grades 9-12, or up 20 years old, who did not have a chance to go to a school prom or who are home schooled or just simply could not afford to go, to have a chance. The cost for prom is almost $100.00 per couple not including dinner and hair do’s and extras. With the free prom, the dress code is Sunday best unless you wish to be formal, in which case, we find or are donated, dresses, shoes, suits etc, to help the kids/parents with the cost of dressing up. The guest receives a free limo ride to the event from a designated drop off location (usually one of our sponsor’s parking lots.) The female guests receive a red carnation or flower, donated by a local florist, then all the guest get professional pictures, along with food and drink (heavy Hors d’oeuvres). Then they dance the night away to the latest music by a local DJ that ONLY PLAYS CLEAN VERSIONS of today’s most popular hits from rock to country. If it doesn’t have a clean version, it isn’t played. If they are over 18 and smoke, they are not allowed to smoke during the event. Also, there are always several chaperones on hand and security provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department, as they have an officer that comes by about every 15 mins to make sure there are no problems. All guest are identified by wristbands and no wristband means no entry. When the event is over, the guest is escorted out by a chaperon to the responsible person picking them up. We encourage parents to drop by and check out the event so they can feel comfortable with entrusting their kids to our care for the night. The residents of Virginia Dare Apartments also get in on the fun for the evening as they are designated as door people, registration/check in person, or just an extra hand to chaperone. The chaperones and staff of the event wear badges stating “Event Staff” to ensure they can be sought out easily in the event there is any issue. Our sponsors include those we have listed along with local businesses and private individuals who wish to remain anonymous. Bob’s Guns also does gun repair! Collins Maintenance and Janitorial Central Insurance Agency/Carl Lewis Horton Limousine/Darius Horton Taz 2 Productions/ Jerry Newell Cypress Creek Grill Virginia Dare Apartments Pepsi Bottling Ventures Mildreds Florists Allstar Heating and Cooling/ Scott Lawrence Lara Ogle Lawrence Backwoods Photography/Kelly Michele simpson Colonial Cleaners/ Greg Newell ty Elizabeth City Police Department for Security Carpet Connections/ Melba Price Van Dalsum Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine Modern Media Now And a Special Thank you to Robin Roberta Hudson, Lon and Mary Lon Dykes Mary Dykes, Laurie Maynard Vollmerand Vickie Egan for their assistance with the decoration, chaperoning and planning of this years event. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds June 2016 21