Pickle Festival

2017

Goldsboro News-Argus - Pickle Festival

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More than a dozen people will become U.S. citizens during a naturalization cere- mony Saturday at the N.C. Pickle Festival. The festival has hosted the ceremony since 2013 in an effort to celebrate community and diversity, said Lynn Williams, co-chairperson of the N.C. Pickle Festival. "We've always enjoyed having the naturalization ceremony as part of the festival," Williams said. "It's a very inspiring thing to see how excited these families are to take the oath and to become American citizens. "The Pickle Festival is about community, and it's about celebrating community." The ceremony is also attached to the festival in an effort to provide an exciting, celebratory experi- ence for the new citizens. "They like to set these during public events to The N.C. Pickle Festival naturalization ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. See CITIZEN, Page 42 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Mount Olive Pickle Festival— 21 BECOMING A CITIZEN PICKLE CLUE Fifteen people will be sworn in as U.S. citizens at our Naturalization Ceremony on Saturday at 9 a.m. Watch the emotions as they place their hands over there heARTs and say the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time as a U.S. citizen. Each year, the N.C. Pickle Festival holds a naturalization ceremony where foreign-born residents become United States citizens. A man participating in the naturalization ceremony swears allegiance to the United State of America during the 2016 N.C. Pickle Festival. Story by Rochelle Moore

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