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04/26/09 — Pickle-packed turnout thrills festival crew

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Pickle-packed turnout thrills festival crew

By Steve Herring
Published in News on April 26, 2009 2:00 AM

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Five-year-old Skyler Bland takes a thrilling ride on a giant slide at the 23rd North Carolina Pickle Festival on Saturday. She is the daughter of Jeanie Bland. Nearly 30,000 people turned out to taste the treats and to enjoy the day.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Saturday was Brandon Day's third birthday and given the choice of how to celebrate it, he chose the North Carolina Pickle Festival. So did another estimated 30,000 people, making it the largest ever in the 23-year...

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