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Voi 17, No. 3 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
By Gracie Bender
Smoke Detectors Saves Lives
By Jason Baker, Pine Knoll Shores Fire Chief
Women’s Club Fashion Show returns
The Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club is thankful to be able to invite you once
again to our annual fashion show. After the fashion show had to be postponed
for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, we look forward to
seeing your faces and highlighting the latest clothing styles available at the beach.
Funds raised wiU benefit local charities and scholarships, and we are excited to be
able to give more this year.
On March 25 the Pine Knoll Shores Womens Club Fashion Show and luncheon
returns to the Crystal Coast Country Club, and we invite you to join us. Doors
open at 11 a.m.
Keeping to this year’s theme, “A Walk in the Park,” attendees will see the latest
styles from The Posh Pelican, The Gatorbug, Davis Beachwear and Tilly’s Carolina
SoCo. The array of new fashions will surely inspire you to don a whole new outfit
or garner inspiration from a single fashion piece. There will also be a cash bar,
raffles and a silent auction.
Seats are filling up fast so call 252-727-5000 or stop by Pine Knoll Shores Realty
at 320 Salter Path Road in Pine Knoll Shores today to reserve your spot. Tickets
are $35 per person.
The Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club continues to offer our sincere thanks to
medical staff who care for the sick and those recovering in our local community
during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some club members bring goodies to fill bags,
and others volunteer to deliver them.
If you are not a member of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club but are
interested in joining, we welcome any woman to join us who lives or works in
Pine Knoll Shores, on Bogue Banks or in any surrounding community not served
by a women’s club. Our meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday at
10 a.m., and updates or changes are posted on our Facebook page. Please join us.
Please see the Town Crier pages in this issue for images of Women’s Club
It is that time of year again when we move our clocks forward for the summer—
so that means it is time to check our smoke detectors and change the batteries.
The history of the smoke detector goes back over 100 years to the 1890s, and the
first patent for a smoke detector was issued in 1902. Those early ones were very
expensive, and only the fich could afford them. In the early 1900s, there was a one
in 10 chance of a home fire with a fatality—not very good odds.
Around 1960, the SmokeGard700, which was the first home smoke detector to
have removable and replaceable batteries. Was invented by Duane Pearsall. Pearsall’s
design was improved upon, and home smoke detectors were readily available in the
1970s. Around that same time, fire prevention codes began to be written, making
homes and structures safer.
Since that tirne, smoke detectors have saved countless numbers of lives in spite
of a still dire statistic: three out of five home fire fatalities across the nation occur
in homes where smoke detectors'are not present or detectors are present but not
operational. Dead batteries were the cause of one quarter of fire alarni failures.
The ability to survive a fire in your home depends on early notification that a
fire is occurring—while the fire is in its early stages. That is the sole purpose of a
smoke detector. It is a proven fact that they do the job well if they are installed and
working properly. However, they can become an afterthought to us as we go about
our busy lives. What I encourage folks to do islo replace their batteries twice a year
as the time changes and to also check them monthly on a schedule. I have a habit of
checking my detectors at home on the first of the month, and anytime I am going
away overnight, I check them before I leave, especially if my family will be staying
Just this past hunting season, before I was leaving for a few days, I did my
detector check routine—and I found a nonworking detector. Since they were all
about the same age, in an abundance of caution, I replaced all of them before leaving
my family in their “care.”
Make it a habit to think about fire safety, and check the only early warning device
that we have, the detectors in your home.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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