Harborfest for HeartWorks and the Oriental Cup Regatta were a great success. The weather was beautiful, the sailors had plenty of wind, the food was delicious, the crowd was generous, and the bands were great. Thanks to everyone who attended, who sponsored, and who supported our event. We especially appreciate all the volunteers who made it all happen. Thank you one and all.
It looks like a beautiful weekend for a fundraiser out at lovely River Dunes. The Oriental Cup Regatta is coming together, details are being finalized, and the energy level is definitely climbing. We have some amazing live auction items and lots of wonderful silent auction donations awaiting your bids. Both Saltwater Gold and Punch promise great dance music, and food by Roland’s Barbecue and The Chelsea is guaranteed to be delicious. We hope you’ll join us.
To quote Mel Fisher, “Today is the day” we share the number of attendees with our caterers. If you haven’t signed up, call us this morning at 252.745.9703, and let us know you’d like to come. See you there.
If you are planning on attending the gala, here’s a sneak preview of some of the great live auction items we have for your consideration.
Harborfest for HeartWorks and Oriental Cup Regatta is quickly approaching. While regatta registration is open until Friday night at 7:00pm, we would like to finalize reservations for other events before the end of the day on Monday, September 12. We have to let our caterers know how many to expect. Call 252.745.9703 Monday or register online here.
For the second time in two years, Robbie Sadler at Pamlico Parts has become a silver sponsor for our event, donating $2,500 to assist HeartWorks continue its programs. We are grateful for individuals and businesses like NAPA for honoring and supporting the work we do with over 400 children each year. Whatever your automotive needs, drop by 13419 Hwy 55 in Alliance, and talk to the friendly staff at the store. They’ll do their best to serve you.
For the second year in a row, Kinetico will participate in our exciting event by providing an on-site water purifying machine available for everyone’s use and by donating a home filter system that retails for $1,200 to our auction. Bring your refillable water bottles and enjoy the fresh taste of reverse osmosis water for their portable tap located behind the Gala tent near the Harbor Club. We are pleased to have their support and to list them as a Bronze Sponsor.
Members of the Oriental Dinghy Club and the Harborfest Committee have been working hard to put together a fabulous weekend for racers and cruisers alike. Today the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions were finalized, and they should be appearing very soon on a sailing club website near you. This afternoon the final versions were sent to the Oriental Dinghy Club, Sailing Club Of Oriental, Neuse Yacht Racing Association and a few others. You can register here. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of racing in a beautiful setting and hope all area racers and cruisers will join in the fun. See you at River Dunes.