A record crowd of well over 1,200 members braved the stormy weather and attended this year’s annual meeting on Friday, March 31, at the American Legion Building at the Onslow County Fairgrounds.

Free hot dogs and drinks, giveaways, the business meeting and special entertainment by The Gravy Boys highlighted this year’s event.

Attendees were treated to informative and educational displays and a kid’s zone featuring Jack the Clown. Outstanding entertainment was provided by the Northside High School Singers and local bluegrass favorite Carolina Connection. The Camp Lejeune High School Junior ROTC presented the colors before the business meeting.

In addition, door prizes were given away throughout the night with member Dianne Hewitt winning the grand prize, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (recently retired from the cooperative’s fleet).

SPECIAL PRIZE WINNERS

43 INCH TOSHIBA LED TELEVISION
Elizabeth Mathis

COUPLE MARRIED LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Carlyle, Jr.

COUPLE MARRIED LONGEST AMOUNT OF TIME
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lomax

OLDEST FEMALE MEMBER IN ATTENDANCE
Francis Price

OLDEST MALE MEMBER IN ATTENDANCE
Cecil Davis & Joe Klauser