JOEMC members…bring the family out for an evening of fun, food, door prizes and entertainment. On Friday, March 23, Jones-Onslow EMC will hold its Annual Meeting of Members at the American Legion Building/Onslow County Fairgrounds located at 146 Broadhurst Road in Jacksonville.

Highlighting this year’s meeting will be special entertainment from North Carolina’s very own Unspoken Tradition.

Hailing from the Asheville area, the group is about new, original Bluegrass music. Inspired by their own influences and the roots of traditional music, they bring a sound that is both impassioned and nostalgic, hard-driving but sincere. Their material is mostly original and reflects the ever-changing culture of Western and Central North Carolina where they call home. Touring both regionally and internationally, the group has opened for performers like Balsam Range, The Boxcars, Peter Rowan, and The Del McCoury Band.

In addition to Unspoken Tradition, local musical groups will also be performing. There will be hot dogs and soda, a clown for the kids, giveaways, informative displays, and a “learning” tent where members can sit and listen to JOEMC employees discuss energy efficiency, electric safety and much more. And don’t forget…as has become an annual meeting tradition, one lucky JOEMC member will win a recently retired fleet vehicle (“as is” condition).

Registration and displays open at 5:30pm, local musical entertainment takes the stage at 5:45pm, and the business meeting will start at 7:00pm. At 8:00pm, Unspoken Tradition takes the stage.