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Historical Society of Topsail Island raffles limited edition canvas with portion of Surf City Swing Bridge2019-05-30T14:16:22-04:00
Historical Society of Topsail Island raffles limited edition canvas with portion of Surf City Swing Bridge TOPSAIL BEACH – A Limited edition canvas, "The Last Sunrise" with swing bridge metal, has been donated to the Historical Society of Topsail Island (HSTI) by Topsail artist Jeff Wenzel. HSTI is selling raffle tickets at the Missiles and More Museum, Monday through Saturday from 2pm-5pm. The cost of tickets is $5 for one or $20 for five. Earlier this year, Wenzel donated a 5-ft. steel truss and the wood base from the bridge fender system from the iconic structure. The pieces cut by Balfour Beatty and crafted into a unique exhibit by HSTI member, Rick Stidley is on display at the Missiles and More Museum.
TOPSAIL BEACH – In a celebration of student achievement, the Historical Society of Topsail Island awarded Ashley Spillane, Richard Baker, Emily Korenek, and George Horiates III scholarships. The four students, hailing from Topsail and Dixon high schools, chose a historical event which occurred in Onslow or Pender counties. The students presented their projects during the April 14 Historical Society of Topsail Island luncheon meeting. Richard Baker, the son of Barbara Baker Hazle, Link Baker and stepfather Scott Hazle, is a senior at Topsail High School. He wrote a poem entitled “A Tale of Two Sisters.” The poem featured two sisters, Bertha and Fran, who wreaked havoc along the Carolina Coast. He researched the storms and presented information prior to reading