Dublin Peanut Festival seeking applicants

DUBLIN — The beginning a new school year and the start of football season are only two of the highlighted events each fall in Bladen County. It’s also the time for the annual Dublin Peanut Festival — and the home stretch is already underway.

Among the items being put into motion are:

— The Dublin Peanut Festival Pageant Committee is now accepting applications for the 2015 Dublin Peanut Festival $1,000 Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Dublin Elementary School Multipurpose Building. For an application, message us at Facebook.com/DPFScholarshipPageant .

— Dublin Peanut Festival organizers are now accepting applications for craft and food vendors. The Bladen County Health Department will have to receive food vendor applications and fees no later than Sept. 4. Contact Jane Starnes at 910-862-4301.

— The Classic Cruisers Car Club is accepting applications for the festival’s car show that will be held the day of the festival, Sept. 19, at Dublin Elementary School. All antiques, classic cars and trucks are welcome. For information, contact Wayne Dove at 910-876-5578.