Pickle Festival


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C hildren attending the N.C. Pickle Festival will have an area of their very own to play in. Coordinating this year's Children's Area will be All the King's Children, a non-prof- it group working to fill the basic needs of children in Wayne and Duplin counties. "By hosting the Children's Area, we hope to raise much needed funds to sup- port our ongoing programs, but more importantly, we are excited to offer a fun and educational experience to children visiting this year's Pickle Festival," said Marcia Whitley, founder and chairman. The Children's Area will be at the Holmes House on the corner of James and Center streets across from Ribeyes. It will take place April 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Outside games will include Pick Up Ducks, Giant Jenga, Pickle Derby (racing Mount Olive gherkins that are strapped to small skateboards), Wooden Milk Jugs (knock down milk jugs with a ball), Football Toss, Hula Hoops, Ring Toss on Wooden Pickles and Guess the Number of Pickles. In addition, All The King's Children is adding a Discovery Center inside. "It will be like a pop-up kids museum with hands-on learning through exhibits and experiments," Whitley said. "We are excited to have Sugar Babies Boutique of Goldsboro as a sponsor for our Dinosaur Exhibit, where children can have fun by hatching dino eggs and build- ing dinosaur machines and puzzles." Mount Olive Pickle Co. is sponsoring an exhibit where children can learn about plants and how to make their own green- house. Brewer's Insurance Services Inc. of Mount Olive will supply insects like butterflies, ladybugs and ants so the children can observe and study their life cycles. Other areas will explore space, weather, physics and more, Whitley said. Children must purchase a $5 wristband, which provides all-day access to the Children's Area. Young children must be accompanied by an adult to tour the Discovery Center inside the Holmes House. 14 — Mount Olive Messenger Wednesday, April 25, 2018 FOR THE KIDS All the King's Children coordinates this year's Children's area during the N.C. Pickle Festival with games, pickle derby and a football toss. Story by Becky Barclay There are plenty of fun things for children to do during the N.C. Pickle Festival.

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