Since the seating of the new NC General Assembly, I have been monitoring activity of the Legislature. [ref. http://www.ncleg.net/Legislation/Legislation.html]
Some times ya gotta wonder out loud if this is the best use of our time and treasure:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
HOUSE BILL 321
AN ACT ADOPTING THE TOWN OF GRIFTON’S SHAD FESTIVAL AS THE OFFICIAL SHAD FESTIVAL OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the Grifton Shad Festival, held annually since 1970, is the oldest festival in Pitt County and one of the longest running festivals in eastern North Carolina; and
Whereas, the Grifton Shad Festival provides visitors with many family-oriented activities, such as a parade, arts and crafts, and historical exhibits; and
Whereas, each year, citizens in the area demonstrate their community pride by volunteering to make the festival a success; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 145 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
“§ 145-33. State shad festival.
The Grifton Shad Festival is adopted as the official Shad Festival of the State of North Carolina.”
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 7th day of April, 2011.