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A HUGE THANK YOU! To all of those who have so generously supported Croaker Festival 2015 with their Fireworks Contributions, Sponsorships and Advertising.

The Grand Marshalls Bond The Pamlico Community Band Shaving heads for charity Mourners in the Parade Rotary and St Thomas On the banks of the Neuse Marine Band 2011 Miss Minnow Contestants Dragon Float Kids Park at Croaker Festival

Welcome to the Pamlico County Croaker Festival!

2015 Croaker Among CoralThe Croaker Crew would like to welcome you to the 35th Annual Pamlico County Croaker Festival. “Croaker, Swimming Among Coral” is this year’s theme. Coral would be the gift to give on a 35th Anniversary! So don your “Coral” and come on out and help us celebrate!

Lots of Family Fun will fill the Festival Ground. On Friday evening enjoy the Opening Ceremonies featuring the Pamlico County Choral and the Pamlico County Community Band. This is followed by the Miss Minnow and Croaker Queen Pageant and to top things off “The Bryan Mayer Band” will be performing for the Street Dance. On Saturday the Parade strolls down Broad Street, Hodges Street, and makes it way to the Festival grounds. Over 50 vendors will be selling their wares; enjoy live music on the Main Stage under a tented pavilion; Kid’s Park and Heartwork’s Carnival complete with Bounce Houses and a rock climbing wall; not to mention a variety of Grub & Grog (non-alcoholic). Visit the Non-Profit Area and relax under the shade of the old oak trees at the food court area near the Main Stage. Make plans to stay at the festival Saturday evening to enjoy a second Street Dance from 7 ‘til 9. Then to end the night experience — a magnificent display of Fireworks over Oriental Harbor!

The Croaker Festival goes “Green.” Remember to recycle and use the trash cans provided throughout the park. Safety is our utmost concern; there will be a first aid tent located near the main stage and food court, however, should a serious event happen please dial 911. Parking is always difficult throughout our town. Please be courteous and respectful to our town resident’s property and adhere to parking signs and speed limit signs posted.

We would like to take this opportunity to shout out a big “Thank You” to the Residents and Businesses in the Town of Oriental for their continued support of the Festival. Take time while you are in town to visit the local businesses to see what they offer.

Whether you’re a local or come from afar we sincerely hope that your Croaker Festival experience will be enjoyable for the entire family!

The Croaker Crew

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Thank You to These 2015 Sparklers!

Carol and Billy Dixon
Edith Hargrove Kelly And Family
Don and Kathie Mau
Joseph Mattea
W. Davis Hein
Wilma Kennedy
Phyllis Garfinkel
Cathy Winkler & Lambeau aboard S/V Free Spirit in honor of my brother and sister-in-law visiting Oriental from Sugar Land, TX
Rod and Nancy Spruill
Janice Dique
Joseph Hotard & Dede Ramoneda
Peggy and John Weinerth
Kathy Cobb Photography – Oriental
Thomas Cochran
Michael Steere
Gail Good, In honor of All Veterans! Thank you for your service!
Glenn & Tricia Johnston, along with grandkids, Ally & Spencer Mayo
Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital Sherri Hicks, DVM and staff
The Young Family — Pat, Stan, David, Amy, Alex, and Claire
John and Ellen Chappell
Friedrich Diecke
The Crew at Pickett Point
Duane and Karen McCraw “Island Girl” FP 35 at Pecan Grove Marina
In Memory of John Lane Toler
Peter Cap
Jerry and Becky Fitzgerald & Family
JohnBoy and Angie Toler
Jennifer Bassler
Jim and Laura Vescio – Pecan Grove
Ben and Amy Chapin
Steve and Kim Snyder
The Raynez Oriental Family
Marc Kaplan
Lorraine, John and Lindsay Cassillo
Kevin Tyndall
Peter & Barb Ritchie
Douglas L Sligh
Mary Anton
Happy 4th! The Lavallee’s, Creative Kitchen & Bath
Judith Gruca
Stephen Rozov
Linda Applegate
Harold Chapple, in honor of Dennis Delamar
Happy 4th, Oriental! Love, Muffin “The Beagle”
Ellen Troeltzsch
Ken Laser & Wendy Osserman
Anne Parker
We come in peace from VA. Please accept our humble offering. The Rissos
Sea State Marine LLC
Tammy & Todd Meath
Jeanette Cap-Hadsell
Pauline Sterin
Diana H Pereira
Christopher & Louella Bensabat
Melydia Edge
Bill Hines
Fred and Bonnie Kedjierski
Katherine & Steve in honor of Julie & Larry
Peggy and Molly MacDonald
Ann Downing
Donna Rubinstein
Jennifer, Shannon, and Addie Lasater
Richard Preble
Jennifer McClure
Sharon Stephenson
Charles Lawrence
Geoffrey and Rosalie Hollings
Ed and Elin Kujat
Warren Knudson
Charlie Hitlin
For Barbara
Clancy’s Marina
Allison Berry
James Nixon

We are grateful to these sponsors who are generously supporting Croaker Festival 2014

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