Monthly Archives: April 2017

Derby Day fundraiser countdown

In the news: Derby Day event for rifle pit May 6
courtesy of The State Port Pilot

Since 2013, the Kentucky Derby has been a backdrop to the annual fundraiser for the stabilization of the Fort Caswell Rifle Range. The event consists of tabletop horse races, contests, door prizes, dinner, and culminates in the viewing of the Kentucky Derby.

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Last year, a World War I Wall of Honor was assembled to honor relatives of locals [and beyond] who served in World War I with photographs, clippings and other memorabilia.

Click to view the virtual Wall of Honor.

This year’s Derby Day Fundraiser is May 6, 2:30pm until 7:00pm. To purchase tickets to attend, donate prizes, or sponsor tabletop horses, email

Go to Derby Day Fundraiser: May 2017 for daily updates. There is also a permanent link to the Derby Day 2017 page after you click on the Fundraising tab at the top of the website.

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World War I Commemoration Ceremony

Many people from the surrounding area attended the Commemoration on Saturday, April 8, 2017. To read more, see World War I Commemoration Ceremony. There is also a permanent link to the commemoration page after you click on the WWI tab at the top of the website.

Another story can be found at

For those interested in more information about World War I, a new exhibit has opened at the North Carolina Museum of History that includes artifacts and life-sized trenches. The exhibit will last two years. Read more about the fascinating exhibit and the World War I ceremony that was recently held at the state capitol in Raleigh at Centennial of US entry into WWI puts ‘Great War’ in focus.

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*Rescheduled* Commemorate the WWI Centennial

Due to the weather, the Commemoration of the US entry into World War I will now be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11:00am, at the Fort Caswell Rifle Range in Caswell Beach, NC. Click below to view the flyer.

WWI Centennial Commemoration Flyer

Read more in the following article,
courtesy of The State Port Pilot.

World War I ceremony planned April 6

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