GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2011

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SENATE BILL 280*

 

 

Short Title:        Grifton Shad Festival.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Senator Jenkins.

Referred to:

Rules and Operations of the Senate.

March 10, 2011

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT adopting the Town of grifton's shad festival as the official shad festival of the state of north carolina.

Whereas, the Grifton Shad Festival, held annually since 1970, is the oldest festival in Pitt County and one of the longest running festivals in eastern North Carolina; and

Whereas, the Grifton Shad Festival provides visitors with many family-oriented activities, such as a parade, arts and crafts, and historical exhibits; and

Whereas, each year, citizens in the area demonstrate their community pride by volunteering to make the festival a success; 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:

" 145-33.  State shad festival.

The Grifton Shad Festival is adopted as the official shad festival of the State of North Carolina."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.