The Hatteras Island Civic Center was decorated with the soft glow of white lights and candles, small pine tree forests, and palm leaves. The décor was in shades of black, white, gold, and silver. It was the first dance hosted by HICF since the Coronavirus pandemic. The dance floor glittered as many showed up to celebrate the approaching new year and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ John Harper from 99.1 The Sound. The guests were welcomed with tantalizing heavy hor d’oeuvres from a menu created by the talented Dee Callahan. There was a silent auction where guests had the opportunity to bid on some very enticing prizes. The hit of the night was the selfie station where guests could use props and make some memories. At the closing of the night, 2023 was rung in by a champagne toast. The dance was a fun time had by all thanks to the wonderful sponsors on the island.
We have many sponsors to thank for the contributions that made the dance a success. We would like to send a huge thank you to our platinum sponsor Midgett Realty, our gold sponsors Scratchmade Snackery and Napa Buxton Auto and Marine, our silver sponsor The Inn on Pamlico Sound and Café Pamlico, and our bronze sponsor Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative. We also need to thank Island Hopper Shuttle and Hatteras Island Transportation for providing safe modes of transportation. Thank you to all the other businesses on the island that helped everything come together or donated to our silent auction. Last but definitely not least, a huge thank you to all the dance attendees.