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Aviation is the theme of this year’s popular event
(Elizabeth City, NC, April 26, 2010) – With a nod to North Carolina’s distinction as the “first in flight,” and its burgeoning aeronautics industry, aviation is the theme of the North Carolina Potato Festival, ready for take-off May 15 along the downtown waterfront in Elizabeth City.
“Aviation has played such a large role in Elizabeth City’s history,” explained Tim Williams, chairman of both the North Carolina Potato Festival and Elizabeth City Downtown Inc., the festival’s sponsoring organization. “From the deployment of blimps that combated enemy submarines during World War II to the aerostat test flights underway today, Elizabeth City has launched many aviation-related events.” [read more]