Honor a Brunswick County World War I Veteran

Announcement: Honor a Brunswick County World War I Veteran
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Kentucky Derby Day themed fundraiser

*Information on the Fundraiser planned for this year (May 5, 2018) coming soon*

Go to Derby Day Fundraiser: May 2017 for daily updates.

May 6, 2017
2:30pm – 7:00pm

The Annual Derby Day is special this year – the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range are Commemorating the Centennial date the U.S. entered World War I, April 6, 1917. To attend, contact

Scenes from 2016 Derby Day fundraiser
Photos and text courtesy of The State Port Pilot. with Lee Hinnant

Guests join in the excitement during tabletop horse races, staged to benefit restoration of the rifle range pit from the Great War at Caswell Dunes.

The Wall of Honor notes relatives of locals [and beyond] who served in World War I with photographs, clippings and other memorabilia.

Guests dressed their best for the garden-style party that raised money for preservation and restoration of the rifle range pit built in 1918.

Scenes from 2015

Master of Ceremonies Bob Schaffran

Contest judges

Hat contest


Best Dressed Couple

Master of Ceremonies and Caswell Beach Police Officer

Joan and Joan chatting between races

The lull before Churchhill Downs

Notable Expenses

Read Notable expenses for expense updates.