The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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November 16, 2013

North Carolina Azalea Festival Unveils 2014 Official Print by William Mangum

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 —

The mission of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is to be nationally recognized as a showcase for our community's rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture through recreational, educational and family-oriented events.  The Festival encourages volunteerism and civic participation as it contributes to the region's economy and promotes the unique qualities of Wilmington's river-to-the-sea community. 

Since its inception in 1948, the NC Azalea Festival has blossomed into an extended weekend celebration that attracts more than 300,000 people and generates more than $51 million for the local economy.  The North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) civic organization

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