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2008-10-09 21:00:27

CARVER - The National Cranberry Festival will be held Saturday through Monday at Edaville USA in Carver. The festival will include train rides through the cranberry bogs, music and dance performances, cranberry cooking demonstrations, crafts and amusement rides. There will be a fireworks show at 7:30 p.m. Hours for the festival are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday. General admission is $6. Parking is free. For more information, go to edaville.com or...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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