Our nation turns 240 years on July 4. This holiday has always been an important one for the residents and members of Haig Point. It's an opportunity to gather with family, neighbors and friends (often the same people here) to enjoy a variety of festivities, great food, activities for the kids and, of course, a glorious fireworks display viewed from the Beach Club.
I wish I was able to be at Haig Point this particular Independence Day, as the island community is also celebrating a special occasion. Haig Point is 30 years old this year, and the community is pulling out all stops to toast the event. With dinners, cocktail parties, games, golf cart parade, golf scramble, dances and more, Haig Point will be the epicenter of exciting and relaxing enjoyment for the next several days.
While there will be plenty of fun during the holiday weekend, I've found Haig Point to be in a somewhat celebratory mood year-round. These people know how to throw a party, but having a "special" reason to celebrate is not a prerequisite. Just visit the Calibogue Club on any given Friday, and you soon realize their "famous happy hours" are just that. So what makes Haig Point so special? It begins and ends with the residents and members. Not only are they neighbors, they are friends. Good friends who look out for each other; who care for each other.
I can't wait to see photos that capture the five-day celebration. Happy Birthday USA, and Happy Anniversary Haig Point. Save a piece of cake for me!