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Lumber River celebration scheduled for NC

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ORRUM, N.C. (AP) - Residents of the Lumber River area will 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 will be held Saturday morning at the Lumber River State Park in Orrum. Activities will include canoe rides and races, kids' fishing contests, face painting and blue grass music.

Organizers expect 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 which should be counted as one of its top natural wonders.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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