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Portsmouth Homecoming 2014

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Portsmouth Homecoming 2010
Friends of Portsmouth Island

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News Release Date: April 4, 2014
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3014

HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Friends of Portsmouth Island would like to invite the public to the Portsmouth Homecoming on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in historic Portsmouth Village.Held every two years, this year's event honors the 100th anniversary of the Portsmouth Methodist Church.

Among the many activities during this day long celebration will be the grand opening of the historic Washington Roberts house and the opening of other homes by special hosts, mostly descendants of former residents.The U.S. Post Office in Portsmouth will be open for that day only with a special postal cancellation for mailings from Portsmouth.In honor of the church's anniversary, a special guest at this year's celebration will be Methodist Bishop Morgan Ward of North Carolina. Following the traditional Homecoming program will be a "dinner-on-the-grounds."Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to share at this traditional (potluck) event.

Reservations for the passenger ferry from Ocracoke should be made with Rudy Austin (252-928-4361).Ferry reservations are required.

For more information, visit the Friends of Portsmouth Island or the Cape Lookout National Seashore websites:

www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/friendsofportsmouthisland or the Cape Lookout National Seashore at www.nps.gov/calo

You may also contact: Richard Meissner (252-728-3242) or park staff at 252-728-2250, extension 3001.

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