A 'Norman Rockwell' July 4th on the American Shoreline

Wishing everyone a wonderful July 4th!

Peter talks with Trisha Howarth, the President of the July 4th Commission for the community of Southport, North Carolina. The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation's independence in a big way. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today's festival where 40,000 to 50,000 people come each year to bathe in the richness of spirit commemorating Old Glory. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in the year 1972 the festival committee strives to keep the focus of the festival on honoring our nation's birthday with a little fun thrown in.

Peter A. Ravella

Experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education professional with a BS in Marine Biology and a JD focused in Environmental Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.