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By: Charlotte Smith

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Many supporters came out for the 20th Annual Ammon Blueberry Festival to benefit the Ammon Fire Department this Saturday. “It has been awesome.” Marjorie Coble, one of the festival organizers said. She continued, “The breakfast was great. The parade was huge. Our vendors have done really well and the entertainment has been awesome.”

The day started with the Ammon Fire Department’s Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at 6:30 am. Coble said, “It is one of the largest they have had. There was still a long line at 9:30 when it was supposed to end. They were excited about that too.”

Coble reported the Opening Ceremonies began with the Fire Fighters Association’s Color Guard presenting the colors and Brook Butcher singing the National Anthem.

According to Coble there were 42 vendors set up offering blueberries, handmade crafts, a variety of food and more. The money earned from the vendor’s set up fee will be donated to the fire department.

George C. Smith, the festival’s parade organizer said, “There were about 75 units in the parade. We had the Dunn Clowns, Sampson Roadsters, County Commissioners, N.C. Wildlife, tractors, and all types of businesses were represented.

Southeastern Cruisers from Bladenboro held a car show as well. We will have results with the winners later.

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