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NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2016

NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2016

The NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is always a fun event, with this year being no exception.  This year’s Skeeter Hunt encouraged portable Skeeter stations to set up in one of our many national parks, as well as back yards, fields, lakes, or any place that a prospective skeeter might find enticing.

My wife, Sue, and I decided to drive down to Surf City, NC to spend some time at a campground by the sea in order to get in a few miles of walking and to allow me to set up an antenna in the salt marsh for the Skeeter Hunt.

An Interesting Diversion

During our 2 hour drive to the coast from Raleigh, Sue was sharing a very interesting magazine article regarding the tiny village of St. Helena, which to our surprise was only a few miles off our route.  We decided to take a detour in order to see if we could find the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, which was constructed by a handful of Ukrainian Immigrants who relocated to the fertile NC coastal plain  in the 1920’s from the US Midwest as well as from the Old Country.

St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church 1         St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

This lovely church was constructed in 1932, as evidenced by the cornerstone below.  This church is now entirely supported for by its congregants, all three of them!

See if you can decipher the line above the date

Cornerstone of Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church

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