GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2013-313
HOUSE BILL 917
AN ACT adopting the dublin peanut festival as the state official peanut festival.
Whereas, Dublin, North Carolina, is the official home of the Dublin Peanut Festival; and
Whereas, the community of Dublin has celebrated the Dublin Peanut Festival on the third Saturday in September for over 20 years; and
Whereas, the community festival began on September 18, 1993, as a way to help build a gymnasium/multipurpose building for the community and the Dublin Elementary School; and
Whereas, the goal of the festival is to make the community and local schools stronger; and
Whereas, the Dublin Peanut Festival provides family-oriented activities, such as a pageant, parade, games, entertainment, food vendors, craft shows, and firemen's competition; and
Whereas, it is estimated that the Dublin Peanut Festival brings in over 2,000 visitors annually; and
Whereas, staging of the festival could not be accomplished without the support of the Dublin Peanut Festival Committee, Committee Chair, volunteers, local businesses, Dublin's governmental officials, and the community; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 145 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
"§ 145-47. State peanut festival.
The Dublin Peanut Festival, held the third Saturday of September of every year, is adopted as the official peanut festival of the State of North Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 10th day of July, 2013.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Pat McCrory
Approved 6:18 p.m. this 18th day of July, 2013