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A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
April 2018
PKS Celebrates 11th Anniversary
For Kayak for the Warriors
ByJean McDanal
Are your running shoes, kayaks and paddleboards ready for-the 11th Annual
Kayak for the Warriors events? What started 11 years ago with eight stalwart
paddlers has blossomed into a full weeks worth of events. The events comprise the
major fundraiser for Hope For The Warriors, an organization whose mission is to
help those warrior heroes and families who have sacrificed so much in the name of
Pine Knoll Shores has always come out in full force to support these activities.
Without our volunteers, none of this would be possible. We are lucky to have such
outstanding leaders who willingly step up each year to organize these activities. If
you would like to get involved in any aspect, just email The
following people are the lead contacts for all of the events:
5K/1K Beacon’s Reach Beach Run—Bob Holman
Coordinator & Publicity—Jean McDanal
Financial Officer—Julie Anderson
Loaner Kayaks—John and Donna Fountain
Logistics—Jeanette and Buz Jenkins
Manpower—Dom Baccollo
Photography—Mindi Byrd and Amy Mansfield
Drone Video—Chris Lojack
Race Day Activities—Sam Scudder
Race Safety—Rob Cheshire
Raffle—Elaine Holt
Reception/Auction Day Activities—Celeste Lindley
Saturday Picnic—Pine Knoll Shores Realty
Website/Social Media—Donna Fountain
Programs provided by Hope For The Warriors vary. They include spouse
scholarships; Warrior’s Wish grants; meeting immediate needs to aid in the
recovery process and transition to life beyond; the Warrior House that provides
adaptive living quarters for wounded families until long-term arrangements can
be made; the Family Support Program; Above and Beyond, a program designed to
provide professional tools and guidance to move beyond recovery; and an outreach
program- providing education and other resources.
Hope For The Warriors is an organization serving our wounded that has had a
four-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven years in a row. Charity Navigator
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PKS Celebrates 18th Year
as Tree City USA
Permit #35
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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Pine Knoll Shores celebrated Arbor Day on March 16. The Community
Appearance Commission (CAC) was recognized and once again the town
was designated as a Tree City USA. During a brief ceremony at town hall,
Commissioner Clark Edwards welcomed guests and CAC Chairman Lois
Jean O’Keefe gave opening remarks. NC Forest Ranger Zach Taylor was on
hand to present the traditional Tree City USA banner to the town. Pine Knoll
Shores is one of only two towns in Carteret County with the Tree City USA .
designation: Beaufort is the other. Pictured, from top left: Building Inspector
Jim Taylor, CAC member Harold Brown, CAC member Mary MacDonald, CAC
Vice Chair Harold Green, CAC Chairman Lois Jean O’Keefe, CAC member
Clare Winslow, Ranger Zach Taylor and Commissioner Clark Edwards,
—Photo by Sarah Williams

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