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a step right before their highest award, which requires 50 hours of com- munity service. Once they have planned the children's area, they will pull from the rest of the troop to help at the event that day. "When they finish, the girls will write a playbook to give to the chamber for anyone else who does the children's area in the future," Mrs. Reynolds said. "That way they'll have notes on where to go to get this and that. So, anyone else can easily put a children's area together for future events." The children's area will be located on Chestnut Street between the veteran's memorial and amusement rides, across from the library, said Lynne Fulghum with the Girl Scout troop. It will feature a duck pickup game for prizes, face paint- ing, a beanbag toss, a pickle derby and a football toss. There will also be a pickle guessing jar, a milk bottle ball toss, sidewalk chalk and Mr. and Mrs. Pickle cutouts for photographs. "And we may come up with more," Mrs. Fulghum said. Continued from 31 impressive array of animals for all ages to enjoy. "It's a hit wherever we go," said Wilkie, who also has a farm in Bear Creek, near Aberdeen. His company travels all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. One of the biggest things he does is provides Nativity animals, but festivals like the one in Mount Olive are increasingly popular and keep him busy throughout the year. "The petting zoo is a pretty good sized zoo," he said. "We have about six different breeds of sheep, 10 different breeds of goats, llamas, alpacas, a couple different breeds of mini cattle." The petting zoo is free, he said, but there is the option to purchase food to feed the animals. Cost for that is $2 a cup. He also brings six ponies, for the pony rides. The charge for those is $5. And then there are the camel rides, which are $7. "Cameil and Cody will make their appearance again," Wilkie said of the larger-than-life mam- mals. "They have been there several year, this year makes at least the fifth. "Basically the thing is, you don't see camels often — where can you ride a camel for $7?" The petting zoo, pony rides and camel rides will be available all day, Wilkie said. He expects the offerings to be a steady draw throughout the festivities. "At the Pickle Festival we usually stay pretty busy from the time we open," he said. During the course of the day, for the camel rides alone, he said he could have 200 people take advan- tage of the rare and unique oppor- tunity. And then of course, there are all those little ones receiving joy and bringing smiles to the faces of their loved ones as they experience that first pony ride. The petting zoo and the pony rides can be found in the parking area directly behind the Chamber of Commerce office. Camel rides are offered on James Street. Continued from 30 32 —Mount Olive Pickle Festival Wednesday, April 26, 2017 A boy pets goats during the N.C. Pickle Festival. GIRL SCOUTS WILDLIFE Don't miss out on three stages of entertainment featuring dance troupes, Christian comedians, and Andrew Salgado. Also, don't miss the Irish dancers and Mexican Folklorico group. Their dances will win your HeART over. PICKLE CLUE

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