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Yesterday marked the beginning of what will undoubtedly become summer tradition in Oriental, the First Annual Dragon Boat Festival and Race.  Teams of 20 maneuvered the 46 foot long boats through the waters of the Neuse River and hundreds of spectators enjoyed the race and other festivities from dry land.  Congratulations to Arlington Place’s own Tom & Elaine Hills for their second place finish in the race!

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Photos courtesy of TownDock.net.  Jana was going to be our photographer for the event, but she was a bit busy having a baby:)