SNOW HILL – Goat Island’s lone resident will have a few new friends following a unique Snow Hill event set for this weekend.
Snow Hill will host its first paddle sports festival, Return to Goat Island, June 18 and 19. Though the festival includes several races, the highlight is the 17-mile paddle race. The winner will have the opportunity to name one of a handful of goats that will soon be moved to Goat Island.
“I want to put Goat Island on the map along with Snow Hill,” said Michael Day, the town’s economic development consultant. “Everybody has fallen in love with the concept of ‘Return to Goat Island.’”
According to Day, the two-acre island — located just across the water from Byrd Park — has always been home to a handful of goats.