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Every Vote Matters

SUNSET BEACH TOWN PARK

 
 
 
 

Pardon us while we're still getting our act together. As the schedule unfolds, you'll find it here.

SCHEDULE

11:00                  Gates Open
 

11:25-11:30        Bill Flythe
 

11:30 - 12:20      Band: Tatum Hayden Bluesgrass & Soul
 

12:40 - 1:15        Deb Butler

                           Tom Simmons

                           Charles Warren

                           Allegra Collins  

                           Anthony Mascolo
 

 1:30 - 2:20         Band: Tesconpol

2:30 - 2:45         David Sink
                          Essay Winner:  Johnny Guadalupe-Shaver

                          Joanne Levitan                

                          Rebecca Stutts                          

3:00-4:00           Band: Hot Flash
 

4:00-4:10           Marilyn Priddy 

                          Dr. Kyle Horton                         
 

 4:15 - 5:00        Band: Hot Flash & Friends Jam Session!

SPEAKER'S CORNER SCHEDULE - Open-Air Public Speaking Forum. All is good fun!

11:30-12:00     Ages 8 to 12

12:00-12:30     Ages 12 to 18

1:30-2:00         Ages 8 to 12

2:00-2:30         Ages 12 to 18

3:00-4:00         Over 18

Schedule subject to change. Check back often.

VENDORS

Rockin' Democracy in Brunswick County is looking for artists, fine craft artisans, skilled and creative merchants, and delicious food vendors to sell their wares at our community block party. We are striving for transformative, quality arts, media, and fine crafts that will appeal to a wide range of festival goers.

 

We are also inviting area non-profit and advocacy groups that represent many facets of Brunswick County to promote their mission to the community, as well as encourage volunteerism. 

WINNING ESSAY from Essay Contest:
"Your Vote Counts" by Johnny Guadalupe-Shaver

Fifty-one years ago constitutional law would have said that I was too young, too childish, and too uninformed to vote. The 26th amendment changed that. Fifty-four years ago today, constitutional law would have said that based on the color of my skin I could not vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed that. Ninety-nine years ago my mother would have been blocked at the voting booth since the voice of women across this nation did not matter. The 19th amendment changed that. One hundred fifty years ago my girlfriend Phoenix would have not been allowed to vote, since she would have been considered property. The 15th amendment changed that. People fought for my right to vote. Soldiers marched for my right to vote. Disenfranchised citizens cried for my right to vote. Martin Luther King prayed for my right to vote. Our forefathers died for my right to vote.

Children in North Korea wish for the right to vote. Children in Venezuela want the right to vote. Men in Syria are fighting for the right to vote. Our citizens have the right to vote. Our citizens are not blocked from their right to vote. Our citizens are born with the right to vote. “Four score and seven years ago” said Abraham Lincoln. “I have a dream” said Martin Luther King. “Si se puede” said Cesar Chavez. All of these heroes longed for days where all can vote and that day is here! That day is here because of our laws. That day is here because of our courts. That day is here because of soldiers. That day is here because of our God! I have the right to vote thanks to men who did not even know me. I have the right to vote because of women who did not know me. I have the right to vote because they wanted all to vote not just the few. Some fought against my 

right to vote. Someone does not want me to vote but those voices do not matter since

 

good always prevails! Good will prevail in North Korea. Good will prevail in Syria. Good will prevail in all places where people are silenced by oppression! The children of the world will continue to fight for the right to vote. The children of the world will win this fight, the children of the world will come out on top! No one will block anyone's voice, no one will keep the masses silenced! The nations of the world will join the United States and give the people their God given right! People in our America might argue, people in our America might disagree, but we must all remember we are America. We are the America that our founders wanted. We are the America that abolitionists risked their lives for. We are the America millions have sacrificed themselves to protect. I give thanks to those who are forward thinkers. I give thanks to those who voted for my right to vote. I give thanks to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Lyndon Johnson for supporting the laws and amendments that allow us to vote. 

Your vote counts. But only if you use it!

 

About the winner: Johnny Guadalupe-Shaver attends the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is a a Freshmen Senator of the UNCW Student Government Association and is the President of the Duplin/Pender NC County Hispanic Caucus. 

Directions and Parking

GETTING HERE

Sunset Beach is North Carolina's southern most beach at the end of Brunswick County. The Park address is 207 Sunset Blvd. North. 

 

If you are coming from the South

Take 17N. Turn Right at the light onto Hwy. 904 towards Sunset Beach.

Turn Right at the light onto Sunset Blvd. (179).

Go through the Traffic Circle and head straight. The Park will be on your LEFT.

 

If you are coming from the North

If you are coming from RDU area, take I-40 E towards Wilmington.

Take 17S towards Shallotte/Myrtle Beach.

Turn Left at the light onto Hwy. 904 towards Sunset Beach.

Turn Right at the light onto Sunset Blvd. (179).

Go through the Traffic Circle and head straight. The Park will be on your LEFT.

 

If you are coming from the West
If you are coming from the Charlotte area, take Hwy 74 to Whiteville.

Take a right onto the 701-bypass.

Turn Left onto 130 towards Shallotte.

At the caution light, turn Right onto Longwood Rd/904.

At the Light at Hwy.17, continue straight onto 904.

Turn Right onto Sunset Blvd. (179)

Go through the Traffic Circle and head straight. The Park will be on your LEFT. Traffic Circle and head straight. The Park will be on your LEFT.

WHERE TO PARK

Parking is limited at the Park itself. Guests may park along the sides of the road as long as they are not blocking traffic. In order to maximize spaces, please pull in at an angle - not parallel. There are places to park down Shoreline Dr. West. As always, if you park on the side of the road, please be careful. And be respectful of the businesses in the area.  

Tips: Car pool if you can! 

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ROCKIN' DEMOCRACY IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BLOCK PARTY

June 16, 2018  |  Sunset Beach Town Park

206 Sunset Blvd. North, Sunset Beach, NC 28468