Pickle Festival


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Finding a place to park downtown could be an issue during the North Carolina Pickle Festival's full day of activities and events on Saturday, April 29. It could be an issue on Friday night, April 28, as well. Parking will be available on streets off the downtown area, but it is limited to just one side of a street. The sides were no parking is allowed are marked by no parking signs. Festival-goers are asked to be mindful of park- ing and not to block streets and driveways, Police Chief Tommy Brown said. Parking is not allowed on both sides in order to keep the street open for emergency vehicles, he said. "If we do get a call, and some- body is double- parked, if we can't make contact with the owners then we may end up towing a car or two," Brown said. "Hopefully that will be avoided." It has not been a prob- lem in the past, he said. "Most of the time if we do get a call about some vehicles, by the time we get there somebody gets word and they come and move their vehi- cle," Brown said. Most of the parking issues are expected Saturday, April 29, during the festival's full day. However, there could be parking issues downtown Friday night, April 28, as well. Sponsored by the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, the fes- tival will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday night, April 28, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, downtown. Dakota Blue, a band out of Snow Hill, will perform during a free pub- lic concert that will be held down- town from 7 to 10 p.m. April 28 on North Center Street in front of Ribeyes. The popular pay one price, $12, carnival rides will run from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of West Main and North Chestnut streets across from Steele Memorial Library. "It is a new endeavor," Brown said. "It's not been done before so it is going to be a learning experience for us all. But I don't think we will have any issues. We are going to close off that section (of Center Street) between College and James. So it shouldn't be a problem." Paid parking will be available both Friday and Saturday. Free parking will be available Saturday at the University of Mount Olive. Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Breazeale Avenue, will have paid parking at its lot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go to charities. Last year it went to the ALS Foundation and Cures for the Colors. Boy Scout Troop 200 will have paid parking at the Mount Olive Family Medicine Center parking lot, 201 N. Breazeale Ave., from about 8 a.m. until no longer needed on Saturday. The cost will be $5 per vehicle. First United Methodist Church on East James Street will have parking at its lot from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost will be $5. Proceeds will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Mount Olive Pickle Festival — 9 JACKSON'S AUTO MART 919-635-1222 106 Rones Chapel Road Intersection of 403 & SR 1004 Danny Jackson, Owner FINANCING AVAILABLE Se Habla Espanol You'll Love l Love OUR SELECTION & PRICES! 22DKG0413L© Don't get in a pickle and know the areas in Mount Olive to park during the N.C. Pickle Festival festivities on Friday and Saturday. JUST PARK IT: Where to park to get downtown Take a helicopter ride and enjoy the view from above. I'm confident it is a view that will paint a picture in our mind that you will never forget. See PARKING, Page 29 PICKLE CLUE Story by Steve Herring Copy Shop & Design Located inside the News-Argus 310 North Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro phone: 919-739-7800 fax: 919-778-9891 CALL OR STOP BY TODAY!

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