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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

CONTACT:

Monica Wood, marketing specialist
State Farmers Market
919-733-7417; monica.wood@ncagr.gov

North Carolina's Arbor Day planned Friday
at State Farmers Market

WHAT:

The free event will feature forest-related exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. The Triangle Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will be passing out 1,000 dogwood and crabapple seedlings for planting.

In addition, the Stihl Timbersports Series will hold a televised qualifying round for its lumberjack sports contest. The competition consists of challenges based on historical logging techniques. The lumberjack event requires an admission fee. Admission is $10 in advance for adults and $15 at the gate. Children under 10 are admitted for free.

 

WHEN:

Friday, March 16
North Carolina's Arbor Day, 2 to 6 p.m.
Lumberjack contest, 5 to 10 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Farmers Building
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

 

MORE INFO:

The N.C. Arbor Day Celebration is hosted by the N.C. State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.

Restaurants and market vendors will be open during both event. Stop by for fresh locally grown produce, meats and cheeses. For more information, go to http://ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/index.htm.

-pmj-2

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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