Fairfield Harbour Hosts Eighth Annual Marines Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 27

Record Number of Residents in Local Community to Welcome Marines Into Their Homes to Share the Thanksgiving Holiday.

New Bern, NC, November 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced its plans to once again host Marines from Camp Lejeune on Thanksgiving Day. This year, a record high of 38 families will open their homes and invite members of the United States Marine Corps to join them for Thanksgiving dinner alongside family and friends. More than 100 Marines will arrive at the Fairfield Harbour community center, located at 104 Marina Drive, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, where they will be welcomed by community residents and escorted to the participating families’ homes.

Patriotic American bunting flags, donated by Bill Rust of A. Thompson Flags & Flagpoles, will adorn each home to show respect and appreciation for the visiting Marines.

The husband-and-wife team of Bruce and Joan Shattuck, Fairfield Harbour residents, are organizing this year’s event in coordination with Susan Goodrich, director of Camp Lejeune’s Single Marine Program. The event has been an annual tradition for the community since 2006.

For more information or to learn how to participate, contact Bruce Shattuck at (252) 633-5628 or email jbruceshattuck@embarqmail.com.

“We are extremely excited to host Camp Lejeune’s Marines for the eighth year this Thanksgiving,” said Mystre Van Horn, on-site community manager of Fairfield Harbour. “The Marines work so hard to preserve our freedom, and we want to show them our deep appreciation for their dedication and service. To be able to host these heroes is an honor for Fairfield Harbour.”

“This is wonderful way to honor the spirit of Thanksgiving,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour board of directors. “This year, and every year, we’re so thankful for the men and women serving as Marines who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.”

“Fairfield Harbour residents are always so eager to participate in this initiative,” said Bruce Shattuck. “Year after year, participation grows among our hosts. It just goes to show how much this community cares about the courageous servicemen and women at Camp Lejeune. Moreover, for the Fairfield Harbour residents whose families can’t make the trip to see them, the opportunity to host a Marine gives the holiday special meaning.”

About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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