Reprinted from Island Free Press
The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site and Museum in Rodanthe has a wave of special events and activities planned this week as part of their annual Season’s End Festivities.
Visitors will have an opportunity to go back in time at 2 p.m. Tuesday to the Life-Saving Station’s early 20th-century heyday by watching the beach apparatus drill.
Performed by volunteers in period uniforms, the drill is an action-packed display that honors the heroes who practiced this drill every Thursday at four bells, or 2 p.m., when the original stations were still in commission. The event is free with the price of admission.
The community is invited to dig into a pre-Thanksgiving barbecue feast at noon Wednesday during the Life-Saving Station’s afternoon Pig Pickin’.
For $12 a plate, visitors can enjoy a plate of barbecue pork, baked beans, slaw and drinks. All proceeds from the pig pickin’ will benefit the nonprofit Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site and Museum.
Vsitors can meet and greet with Santa Claus at 1 p.m. Friday, who will be making a special early holiday appearance at the Life-Saving Station the day after Thanksgiving.
The first 100 children who visit will receive a commemorative T-shirt along with a treat bag, and snacks and drinks will also be available. Visitors can bring a donation to the local food pantry as their admission ticket to the historic site and museum.
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