Distillery donates $17,500 for new playground equipment

By on August 16, 2018

Courtney Carawan, leisure activities specialist at Family Recreation Park, Public Services Director Tim White, Chairman Bob Woodard, and the owners of Outer Banks Distilling, Adam Ball, Scott Smith, Matt Newsome and Kelly Bray.

Outer Banks Distilling presented a $17,500 check to Dare County Parks and Recreation at the Aug. 6,  Board of Commissioners meeting.

Adam Ball, one of the four owners of Outer Banks Distilling, contacted Dare County Parks and Recreation following the removal of one of his 4-year-old son’s favorite pieces of playground equipment at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills.

The 17-year-old piece of playground equipment had deteriorated due to the salt air and was removed for safety reasons. The distillery, which opened in 2015, offered to donate proceeds from the sale of a specialty rum to help purchase new playground equipment.

“One of our main business philosophies is to take care of those who take care of us. We were embraced by the local community when we opened and we wanted to give back to the community,” said Ball at the check presentation.

On Saturday, June 30, Outer Banks Distillery hosted an event with local area businesses and donated all the proceeds to Dare County Parks and Recreation. The distillery sold 340 bottles of Angels Share, the specialty rum named for the small bit of rum that evaporates from every barrel during the barrel aging process.

The new playground equipment has been purchased and will be installed later this fall.

“To give back this amount of money in such a short period of time is very commendable. That these young men saw the need to give back and to make such a large donation benefitting Dare County children is nothing short of amazing,” said Chairman Bob Woodard at the presentation.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12-Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 2/3/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (alex.palagyi@whiting-turner.com)

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from the Whiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi (alex.palagyi@whiting-turner.com) for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.

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