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T here a few things that one can expect to see every year at the N.C. Pickle Festival in Mount Olive –– food, festivities, and a couple hundred shiny cars lined up on Center Street for everyone to see. The latter comes courtesy of the N.C. Pickle Festival Car Show, held by the Wayne County Cruisers car club. The show has been an annual tradition for more than 30 years, said Wayne County Cruisers President Steven Thorne. "I've only been doing it for the past four years," he said. "But this has been around since the festival started." On April 28, attendees can expect to see around 200 vehicles of all kinds lined up on Center Street, Thorne said. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. on Center Street in front of the Wells Fargo building and runs until 11 a.m. From then until 3 p.m., the cars will be on display for everyone to see and will be judged in a variety of cate- gories. Thorne said that the vehi- cles are judged based on make and model, as well as year. "We do a best of show for pre-1980s, and a best of show for post-80s," he said. "That pretty much covers us on everything we see." The judges will award plaques to the top 75 vehicle owners, as well as 15 special- ty trophies. Thorne said that the judging is one of the rea- sons he thinks people keep coming back to the show. "From what I've been told, people really like the way things are done as far as the judging goes," he said. "Also, there are lots of things to do for the competitors, having the festival right there and everything." A car show of this size is liable to draw people from far and wide, and the festi- val show is no exception. Thorne said that people fre- quently bring their cars from out of state, as far away as West Virginia. Competitors are allowed to enter all kinds of vehicles into the show — including a few that you might not expect. "We've had some kids come here and enter their power wheels," Thorne said. "We even had a high school student enter a drift trike and win an award for that." It costs nothing for the public to walk around, view the vehicles and talk to the owners. Registration for the show is $20, and the money will go to a good cause. "A portion of our proceeds will go to Kitty Askins," he said. "We don't always make a lot of money, and after buying tro- phies and awards, we're hoping to be able to donate around $600. It's usually between $300 and $500 that we can donate." 26 — Mount Olive Messenger Wednesday, April 25, 2018 108 W. Main Street, Mt. Olive 919-658-6682 VACANT Apartments include a Refrigerator, electric range, central heat & air, blinds, washer/dryer hook-up, and are cable ready 23DKG0413L© EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Rent based on household income MOUNT OLIVE HOUSING AUTHORITY For people ages 62 & over 1 bedroom apartments in Mount Olive Welcome Welcome To The Town of Town Manager ~ Charles Brown Mayor Protem ~ Harlie Carmichael Mayor ~ Joe Scott Commissioners ~ 3TEVE 7IGGINS s "ARBARA +ORNEGAY $ENNIS $RAPER s 6ICKY $ARDEN Hwy. 55 Corporate Office Southern Bank Corporate Headquarters Home of Mt. Olive Pickle Company University of Mount Olive 4OWN #LERK ^ +AYE !NDERSON 40DMS0418C© Parked on Center Story by Joey Pitchford

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