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Celebration to fete Lumber River

Posted July 17, 2010 7:01 a.m. EDT
Updated July 17, 2010 9:37 a.m. EDT

— Residents along the Lumber River area were to celebrate the waterway's recent inclusion on a list of North Carolina's top 10 natural wonders.

Multiple media outlets reported that the first Celebrate Lumber River Day was to be held Saturday morning at the Lumber River State Park in Orrum. Activities include canoe rides and races, kids' fishing contests, face painting and blue grass music.

Organizers expected between 400 and 500 people to attend.

The Lumber River was included on a list of North Carolina's natural wonders in a contest sponsored by Land for Tomorrow, an environmental coalition working to preserve the state's land and water resources.

Voters were asked to nominate any landscape, natural feature, wildlife or plant life unique to North Carolina they thought should be counted as one of its top natural wonders.