Island Gazette

Kure Beach Unveils Special 60th Anniversary Plaque

By: Rachel N. Johnson
Features Editor

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007, Kure Beach Mayor Tim Fuller led the community in commemorating the Towns 60th Anniversary by unveiling a special plaque and thanking all of the many individuals, groups, and businesses who helped make the month long celebration possible.  “
“This is a very important month and day in the history of Kure Beach.  We are looking forward to great things in Kure Beach.  We are all here tonight because Kure Beach is a special place and we are            committed to keeping Kure Beach a special place to live,” said Mayor Fuller in his opening remarks.  “We are here to honor the people who have helped.  We celebrate a sense of community we all share and it would not have been possible without the hard work of the 60th Anniversary Committee.  We thank all who helped, all who contributed.”
The 60th Anniversary Committee was recognized and honored for all of their dedicated hard work.  The 60th Anniversary Committee led by Committee Head Paula Withrow coordinated and planned the many events that have been dedicated to honoring the town during the Month of April starting with the parade and festival, the plaque dedication, the Kure Beach run, the Family Day at the Beach, Hollywood at the Beach, the upcoming Talent Show, the Fishing Tournament, and the celebratory banners that will be used for years to come to decorate the town for special events. 
The commemorative plaque that will be housed at the Kure Beach Town Hall contains the names of all of the contributors who helped make the 60th Anniversary Celebration a success.  There were several levels of sponsorship available.
The highest level was the Founders Level at $750.  Founders Level Sponsors included: 35 Feet Not One Inch More, A&G Bar-B-Que & Chicken, Alan Votta Construction, Big Daddy’s Restaurant, BlackHorn Bar & Kitchen, Branch Banking & Trust, Citgo Tastee Freeze, Island of Lights, Kerwick Painting Service, Kure Beach Heating & Air, Lake Park Convenience, Michael’s Seafood, Network Real Estate, Old Pier House & Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill, Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, and Progress Energy.  Patron Level Sponsors donated $500 and include: Jim and Leslie Baker, Mario & Judi Paparozzi, Marti & Tim Fuller, Mary Jane & James Schutta, Moseman’s Medicap at Monkey Junction, and Seaside Internal Medicine. 
Banner Level sponsorship was $250 and enabled the 60th Anniversary Committee to purchase commemorative banners for the Town of Kure Beach that will be used for years to come.  Sponsors at the Banner level include: American Harbor Mortgage, Ann Hertzler & Linda Newton, Austin’s Tire & Auto, Azalea Limousine Service, B&S & Michael Robertson, Bame Ace Hardware, Beach Portraits by John Gregory, Beachwalk Homeowners Association, Bradley & Company Jewelers, Britt’s Donut Shop, Carl & Joy Bryant, Carolina Realtors, Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Realty, Deck House Casual Dining, Edward S. Wilkinson Jr., Ernie & Sybil Eccleston, Fort Fisher Trading Post, Frame Mart & Gallery, Great Clips, Hammill Construction Company, Hennessey-Smith Families, Island Florals by Roxanne, Island Gazette, Island Tackle & Hardware, Jack & Louise Newton, Jerome & Judy Herring, Joe & Mararuth Capell, Kure Beach Water Aerobics Nymphs, Kure Beach Community Center, Larry & Ann Bowman, Lindsey/Yancy/Wiebe, Marriott Carolina Beach, McAndersons McDonald’s, Mike & Pat Blasko, Ned Barnes, Pleasure Island Senior Aerobics, Palm Air Vacation Rentals, Paul & Denise Hubbard, Paula & Ken Withrow, Peter & Linda Russo, Pleasure Island Photography, Prudential Burroughs & Chapin Realty, Ron and Lore Eccleston, Schaeffer BMW, Taylor’s Heating & Air, The Cox & Nelder Families, the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project, The Sand Box Gift Shop, Theresa & Jim Malloy, Tucker Brothers Realty Company, Tuscan Grill, United Beach Vacations, Walker Realty, Wilmington Health – Federal Point, and Withrow Cottage 1946. 


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