08/13/12

Meet the "Real" Taffy

Have you ever heard of the wildly popular book, Taffy of Torpedo Junction? If not, you are missing a real Carolina treat!
This fictional novel recounts the daring antics of 13-year old Taffy Willis during World War II on Hatteras Island. You will be swept along on a thrilling adventure with Taffy as she experiences life on a small sandbar during wartime.

“Taffy” is based on the real-life, Carol Dillion, a Hatteras Island native.

Join Carol on August 22 or 29th at 2pm at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station in Rodanthe to learn more about her exhilarating adventures! Prepare to be enthralled by her tales of “Taffy.” You’ll find out how much of the novel was fiction and how much was actually fact!
Stop by Buxton Village Books to get your copy of the book today or order online, so that you’ll be able to throughly discuss the details with Carol on Wednesday! This is a great read for all ages!


05/31/12

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs

Each afternoon of the summer (Monday-Friday) from May 28th-August 31st, The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station will be hosting a wide range of programs for all to enjoy!
Programs begin at 2pm. All programs are outdoors and will be held weather permitting. Programs are FREE with the regualr site admission of $6 for Adults and $4 for Seniors 62+ and Youth 6-17.
Join the Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment and adventure!

Monday- Nights in Rodanthe movie- Behind the Scenes
~Meet with a cast member of the Nights in Rodanthe set and get her autograph! You will also be able to view the movie site from the Chicamacomico Station!
Tuesday- America’s Forgotten Heroes
~Explore the fascinating history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service through their awe-inspiring tales of rescue, right here on our shores!
Wednesday- The Real Taffy of Torpedo Junction
~Taffy was the main character in a popular children’s book published back in the ’50’s. Along with Taffy, you will get to explore Hatteras Island during World War II. During your visit to the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, you will have a chance to meet the real Taffy, Carol Dillion, whom this fictional novel was written about many years ago. Truly fascinating!
Thursday- Beach Apparatus Drill
~Watch the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard practice the weekly “Breeches Buoy Rescue Reenactment” method. Chicamacomico is now the ONLY place in the world that performs the complete Drill, including live black powder firing and live shot. Come be a part of U.S. history!
Friday- What Really Happened to the “Lost Colony“?
~Wonder where everyone went? Join Scott Dawson for a compelling talk based on documentation and evidence!

We hope to see you in Rodanthe, milepost 39.5, at The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, for a week full of exciting learning opportunities! For more information click here!