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The grant will help the Ocracoke Preservation Society begin repairing the roof of the Odd Fellows Lodge

The Odd Fellows Lodge (formerly The Island Inn) Photo: P. Vankevich

A $30,000 grant to the Ocracoke Preservation Society from the Cannon Foundation will kick-start the historic preservation repair of the Odd Fellows Lodge in the Island Inn Park.

The money from this grant will be used to begin repairing/replacing the roof, which is the next phase of the Odd Fellows Lodge Restoration project.

The total budget for the roofing phase of the project is $105,000. Additional fundraising continues.

OPS hopes to start work on the roof early this year.

The original building is all that remains after the nonprofit demolished both wings of the former Island Inn in 2018 as part of PAHO’s plan to save the property for community use .

Anyone interested in donating to this project can send checks to OPS, PO Box 1240, Ocracoke, NC 27960, with “Island Inn” in the memo line.

the OPS was established in 1983 to preserve the unique culture and history of the island for the enjoyment and education of the community and its visitors.

The Cannon Foundation is a charitable organization based in Concord, North Carolina, and provides grants to support higher education, health care, social services, and the community.