FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
||Jim Knight, manager
Got to Be NC Festival
Got to Be NC Festival announces winners
in Gator Wars, bluegrass competition
RALEIGH — Winners have been announced in two competitions held at the 2014 Got to Be NC Festival over the weekend.
Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville won Gator Wars on Friday. Six FFA teams from North Carolina high schools competed in the event, presented by Quality Equipment. The goal was to see which team could correctly diagnose and repair a disabled John Deere Gator utility vehicle in the shortest amount of time. By winning, Cape Fear High School earned $250 for its FFA chapter.
Western Alamance High School’s team placed second and earned $125.
On Saturday, Nash County-based Sapony Creek won the bluegrass band competition, earning $500 in prize money and a guaranteed paid spot to perform at the 2014 N.C. State Fair and PreddyFest 2014. The competition was open to all amateur bluegrass bands from North Carolina.
Passin’ Thru of Randolph County placed second and earned $250. Sourwood Mountain Band of Franklin County took third and $125.
Food, fun and beautiful weather drew large crowds to the Got to Be NC Festival, which wrapped up its seventh run Sunday at the State Fairgrounds. The event, a celebration of North Carolina agriculture, featured antique tractors, local food, farm animals, a carnival and live music.
“It was great to see so many people come out to celebrate North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and the state’s top industry,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “I’m very pleased with the turnout and am glad that folks seemed to have a great time.”