Charlotte & Ed Hackman’s
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

























Saturday, June 10, 2017
Wilmington, NC

Charlotte & Ed’s Story

Where it all started.

Their Story Began

Ed and Charlotte first met and became friends in junior high school in Jefferson City, MO.  Though they would attend different colleges, and date other people, the two remained close friends.  This friendship grew and they were married on June 10, 1967.

The First of 13 Moves

After a brief honeymoon, Ed & Charlotte headed for Kingsville, TX where Ed began his chemical engineering career with Celanese, and Charlotte as a teacher.  Ed would remain with Celanese his entire career.  Job promotions moved the Hackmans around the country and Canada 13 times.  Charlotte transitioned from teaching to counseling, sales, acting, and writing.  Ed’s last promotion brought the couple to Wilmington, NC where they have lived the past 23 years.

And the Family Grew

In October 1976, while living in Bay City, TX, Ed and Charlotte brought home their baby boy Michael “Colin” Hackman.  Their little cowboy is now managing his own company and filling-in as a meteorologist for WECT.  Colin married his wife, Michelle in 2007, and in 2010 they produced the best gift of all, a little granddaughter, Peyton.

History Speaks For Itself

The past 50 years have brought Ed and Charlotte a life filled with love, fun, family, and friends!

The Events & Schedule

Friday (Out-of-Town Guests)

To our family and friends visiting from out-of-town, please join us for dinner for an extra little visiting time.

Oceanic Restaurant
703 S. Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


5:30 p.m. – Transportation Pickup

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Cocktails & Buffet Dinner

9:15 p.m. – Return Transportation


Welcome to Wilmington!  We have set aside daytime activities for out-of-town guests.  Please feel free to join us for one of these events, or explore our beautiful city on your own.  Transportation will be available to/from these events.

Golf Enthusiasts
Depart 7:30 a.m.
Return 1:30 p.m. (approximate time)

Beach Goers
Depart 9:30 a.m.
Return 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Wilmington Explorers
Opportunities for sight-seeing, shopping, lunch
Depart 10:00 a.m.
Return 2:30 p.m.

The Hackman's 50th Wedding Anniversary

The Hackman’s 50th Anniversary Party

Country Club of Landfall

800 Sun Runner Place
Wilmington, NC 28405
Saturday, June 10, 2017
6 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided for out-of-town guests.


Relax and enjoy Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach!


Make Sure You RSVP


For our visiting guests, we have a room-block at the Hampton Inn & Suites near us and the beach.  If you want to rent a beach house, below are links to rentals available.  We suggest you book early.

**We strongly suggest you do not book any hotels on Market Street.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES, Wilmington-Wrightsville Beach

We have a room block at this hotel for our guests with a special rate.  You must book by May 8th to receive the group rate.
This modern hotel is a 4-minute drive to Wrightsville Beach, 8 miles from historic downtown Wilmington, and around the corner from the location Anniversary Party.

1989  Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

$154/King Guest Room

$179/Double Queen Guest Rooms

Call the hotel directly at (910) 256-9600 to make a reservation and let them know you are booking under the Hackman Anniversary Party room block.  The cutoff date to receive the discounted rate is May 8th, 2017.

OTHER RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN WILMINGTON  (listed by recommended locations)
**We strongly suggest you do not book any hotels on Market Street.

Hilton Garden Inn – Mayfaire, 6745 Rock Spring Rd
Spring Hill Suites, 1014 Ashes Dr, Wilmington, NC
Homewood Suites,  6232 Swan Mill Rd.
Marriott Courtyard, 151 Van Campen Blvd.
Hampton Inn – University area, 124 Old Eastwood Rd
Fairfield Inn, Eastwood Rd
Country Inn and Suites, 4706 New Centre Dr

If you would like to rent a home on or near the beach, here is a list of VRBOs. Book early, as these homes book fast.
Click Here

VRBO in Wilmington, NC (friend of the Hackmans own this home)
Click Here


Wilmington International – ILM

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – RDU  (2 and half hour drive to Wilmington, but offers cheaper flights)


VIP Limo

To book transportation:  or 910.264.4343

Taxis and Uber are available in Wilmington.  We recommend using VIP Limo as they are providing our guests discounted rates.  Just let them you know you are with the Hackmans!

We will be providing transportation to/from events for our out-of-town guests.  Details to follow.

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What To Do Around Town

Make this trip one to remember! Celebrate this milestone anniversary with family and friends while also enjoying the special city of Wilmington, NC.

Wrightsville Beach

Enjoy the sun at this beautiful North Carolina beach just minutes from all the excitement.

Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk

Recently ranked the #1 Riverwalk in the country, enjoy shopping, eats, sightseeing, & late night fun all in one area of Wilmington.

USS North Carolina Battleship

Visit this historic ship located in Downtown Wilmington and take this one of a kind tour through history.

1 Battleship Rd NE
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

An aquarium fit for all ages, showing off this area’s coolest creatures.

900 Loggerhead Rd
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Mayfaire Town Center

Enjoy some of Wilmington’s fine dining and shopping in this outdoor mall. Even see a movie while visiting.

6835 Conservation Way
Wilmington, NC 28405

Carolina & Kure Beach

Only 20 minutes from Wilmington, these beaches are nothing but stunning. Located just south of Wilmington, go to these beaches and enjoy The Boardwalk, shopping, dining, & more!

Fort Fisher Historic Museum

Tour a true piece of history at this Civil War battle ground.

1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

Enjoy Go-Karts, Putt-Putt, Games, Laser Tag, the Water Park, & more at this Wilmington amusement park.

5320 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

Ten Pin Bowling Alley & Breaktime Billards

Enjoy bowling and billiards at this alley in the heart of Wilmington.

5320 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

Let Us know If You Have Any Questions