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Moores Creek Battleground Association Announces Annual Meeting Open to Public

The Annual Meeting and Pot-Luck  Covered Dish Luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Patriots Hall at Moores Creek National Battlefield on Hwy. 210 in Currie, NC.

The program begins at 12:00 p.m. with live period music by the talented musicians comprising the Wilmington based group Masonboro Parlor followed by lunch and fellowship, introduction of special VIP guests, a report by new National Battlefield Superintendent  Matthew Woods and Battleground Association President Connie Hendrix, board elections and capped with music and dance with Masonboro Parlor.

According to Association President Connie Hendrix “This is the first year we have opened the annual meeting up to the public but we have exciting plans and we want the public to get as enthusiastic and involved as possible. Moores Creek National Battlefield and our Association need as much support as we can muster.”

The Association event is open to the public but RSVPs are requested by May 25 by emailing Paul Laird at lairdpm@yahoo.com. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

The battle at Moores Creek in February 1776 was the first victory of patriot forces in North Carolina and led directly to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves by the North Carolina Provincial Congress in April 1776, directing North Carolina delegates to the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia to seek and vote for independence from Great Britain, the first American colony to do so. The battle at Moores Creek also caused the British to shift its military strategy from conquering the southern colonies to one focused on the New England and Mid-Atlantic colonies.

Moores Creek Battleground Association (MCBA) is the non-profit, membership organization that partners with the National Battlefield to support educational and historical programming at Moores Creek. The Association is an extension of the Moores Creek Monument Association formed in 1854 and chartered in 1899 making it the oldest continuous support organization supporting National Parks in the nation.

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