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Oregon Will Have A "State Fruit"

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

I haven't seen this hit Google News or the Governor's site yet, but here's the full press release that media services sent out:

August 22, 2005

Media Contacts:
Holly Armstrong, (503) 378-6169
Anna Richter Taylor, (503) 378-6496

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Governor Kulongoski to Designate the Oregon Pear As the Official State Fruit

(Salem, OR) - Tomorrow Governor Ted Kulongoski will be joined by the Pear Bureau, pear growers, and representatives from the packing houses for a ceremony recognizing the pear as Oregon's state fruit. The state fruit seal will also be unveiled at the ceremony.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:00 a.m. Governor's Ceremonial Office Salem, Oregon
Sounds like a party. Wish I could make it. Thanks Barn for the release.
Posted by Jake on 08/22/05 @ 10:11 PM
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A State Fruit, A New Motto...It's All Good in Oregon from RuminateThis on 08/23/05 @ 09:16 PM:
...yes, things have been pretty exciting here in the upper left-hand corner of America's map over the last few days. First there was the press release announcing that Governor Ted Kulongoski would be holding an official signing ceremony that would ceme... (Read More)

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