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Avery, Newland, Banner Elk Prepare for Centennial PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 06:15

Avery County and the Town of Newland are getting ready for events surrounding the celebration of the Avery County centennial, events that crank up in early June and peak in late July.  The Avery County Commission Monday renewed its invitation to Governor Bev Perdue to deliver the keynote address

on Saturday, July 30th, in front of the county courthouse in Newland—that following the centennial parade through town.  With that, Newland Police Chief Jason Brown told the Town Board last night that he’s working with the DOT on traffic issues as the routes through town will have to be closed off for a time to facilitate the parade.  He’s also working with Ingles on set-up of the parade, the parking of parade vehicles and other logistics to make the event happen smoothly. 
The main weekend of the celebration will start with antique cars and a sock hop Friday night, the parade, Governor, and music all day Saturday, and more religion-centered events on Sunday.  Avery is the 100th North Carolina county, 100 years old this year—celebrating its centennial along with Banner Elk, also a century old in 2011.


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