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“Face Behind the Badge”
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Vol. 11, No. 12
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
By Bill Steenland
First fishing tournament a winner
The first Pine Knoll Shores Fishing Tournament, held on October 15,
was a great success with two essential ingredients: fish were caught and it
As with all town events, we had great support from the town staff. Fire
Department, the Parks and Recreation Committee and volunteers who
helped keep everything going smoothly. A special thank you is extended to
PIKSCO for the use of McNeill Park for the weigh-in.
We were pleased to have 33 competitors in this first tournament, with
the following winning fish (and fishers):
• Speckled trout (Tony Battista)
• Red drum (Jayne Kiefer)
• Gray trout (Don Hesselmari)
• Blue fish (Maureen Young)
• Sea mullet (Howard [JR] Boudreau)
No flounder or sheepshead was caught.
The weigh-in proved to be a great finale after a hard day of fishing.
An enthusiastic crowd came out to see the catch—and a nice-sized false
albacore pulled from a cooler got a great reaction from spectators and
competitors alike. Unfortunately, false albacore was not an eligible species,
but it was certainly a big hit with the crowd.
We will shoot to increase the participant count to 50 (or more) for next
year’s event. We are gathering suggestions to make next year’s tournament
even better and more fun. Please submit your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the “Town Crier” in this issue for photos from this year’s
Thank you to Bill Steenland for organizing the first Pine Knoll Shores
Fishing Tournament, and to those who competed. This is one more example
of the volunteerism and sense of community that make Pine Knoll Shores a
great place to live.—The Editors
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season.
It has been our pleasure to be a part of The Shoreline staff this year.
We look forward to sharing the Pine Knoll Shores news and
events in 2017 and welcome your suggestions and submissions.
PKS Blue Star Memorial Dedicated
By Jean McDanal
The Pine Knoll Shores Blue Star Memorial marker,
with the wreath placed during the dedication ceremony.
—Photo by Jean McDanal
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag.
Who serves beneath the flag.
And whose coffin is draped by the flag
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
—Charles Province, U.S. Army
These words, written more than 40 years ago, were shared by Paula Hartman, Blue Star Chairman
of the Garden Club of North Carolina, at the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial on Wednesday,
November 9. For many months, the Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club has been working diligently
to bring this project to fruition. Chairperson Arleen Graczewski worked with committee members
Karen Zaenker, Kathy Blowers, Susan King, Linda Pearson, Kay Howe and Arlene Terrell.
Purchasing the marker was the easy part. Securing DOT approval came next, along with
designing the garden surrounding the marker, hosting a wine and cheese fundraiser and awareness
event, planning for the dedication ceremony, and organizing the reception afterward. Please see
details of the dedication ceremony in the Garden Club article in this issue
In addition to Garden Club members, there are many people we want to thank for tirelessly
helping in this endeavor. We could not have done this without the help of Sonny Cunningham and
his crew. They are the best. Thanks also to Dan Law for taking pictures, Janie Price for her countless
hours of design on invitations and the program, and Brian Kramer for his enthusiasm for this major
The Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club is responsible for keeping our town’s gardens looking beautiful.
Countless hours are spent weeding, planting, clipping and mulching. So the next time you see one (or a
group) of us out there working, give a shout out or, better yet, come join the Garden Club.
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