Military Appreciation Event at Surf City – Saturday, July 11

July 6th, 2015 by Sonya Johnson

Patriotic Background


Surf City, NC – Cape Fear Community College’s Surf City location will host a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event seeks to honor active duty and retired veterans in the area, as well as inform attendees of CFCC’s new location and class offerings.

The entire community is invited to celebrate.  Activities include a bouncy house, face painting, CFCC’s Sea Devil Ray, giveaways, live music, a color guard performance and tours of the new Alston W. Burke facility. Food and drinks will also be available.

CFCC’s Alston W. Burke center opened in April 2015 with a goal of engaging the local military population and residents of the Surf City area.

Coordinator of the facility Tammie Parris says that the event will provide more than just entertainment for local military personnel and their families.  She also views the event as an opportunity for attendees to learn what the center has to offer and to provide input about classes they would like to see in Surf City in the future.  “Our local military personnel are an important part of the community we serve and integral to the success of the Surf City Center,” says Parris. “We want to support them by offering opportunities which interest them and help them to further their educations.”

CFCC staff will be available at the event to discuss enrollment and answer any questions.

Parking for the event will be available at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Hampstead. A bus shuttle service will escort visitors to the Alston W. Burke facility.  For more information, call the Surf City Center at 910-362-7930.

CFCC’s Alston W. Burke Center is located at 621 NC Highway 210 E., Hampstead, NC 28433