A record crowd of members joined the co-op’s board of directors and staff came at this year’s annual meeting on Friday, March 23, at the American Legion Building at the Onslow County Fairgrounds.

Free hot dogs and drinks, giveaways, the business meeting and special entertainment by bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition highlighted this year’s event.

Attendees were treated to informative and educational displays and a kid’s zone featuring Jack the Clown. David Browning, better known as the Mayberry Deputy entertained folks in the audience throughout the night and additional entertainment was provided by the White Oak High Acapella Singers5+ and local gospel favorites King’s Grace. The Camp Lejeune High School Junior ROTC presented the colors before the business meeting.

During the business meeting, Mr. Dale Powell (District One), Mrs. Iris Horne (District Two) and Mr. Thomas Waller and Mr. Chad Meadows (both from District Three) were elected to three year terms.

In addition, door prizes were given away throughout the night with member Velma Harper winning the grand prize, a 2012 Ford F150 (recently retired from the cooperative’s fleet).

Special Prize Winners
43″ Toshiba LED Television: Esley Jarman
Couple Married Least Amount of Time: Charlotte and Jeb Silman
Couple Married Longest Amount of Time: Louie and Edna Foy
Oldest Female Member in Attendance: Lula Parker
Oldest Male Member in Attendance: John Percy Brown