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Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival In Full Bloom

Posted April 29, 2001 2:32 a.m. EDT

— A sure sign of spring is dogwood blooms, and in Fayetteville, that is cause for celebration.

The 19th annual Dogwood Festival is under way, as 90 golfers prepare to tee off Friday afternoon for the L.B. Floyd Dogwood Children's Classic.

The golfers have paid $88,000 to play, with the funds going to benefit the Friends of Children of Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation.

Some of the events planned for Friday include an Oldies street dance and Dogwood Festival Duck Race.

This weekend's festivities include:

  • geranium sale
  • walking tours of historic Fayetteville
  • hula hoop contest
  • children's activities
  • street fair
  • 5th annual Cowboy Cove Rodeo