2013-08-08 / Local & State

Peach Festival Set For August 17

The third annual peach festival will be held Saturday, August 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Fort Loudon Community Grounds. Breakfast sandwiches will be served from 8 a.m. until 10 a. m. Sandwiches, fries, drinks, peach sundaes, peach cobbler, peach pie, Jack and Joan’s Kettle Korn and funnel cakes will be available throughout the day. Peach bread and peach preserves can be purchased. Chicken barbecue will be sold beginning at 11 a.m. Barrel train rides will begin at 9 a.m. for the kiddies.

Returning again this year will be Southern gospel singer Dave Powers and The Shippensburg Blaska pelle (German) band. Applications are still available for the pie-baking contest. Call Corinna Rotz at 717-369-4804 for an entry form.

A pie eating contest will also be held in the morning. Face painting will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Craft and home-based business vendors will be set up for the festival. An art exhibit will be held in the Community Center. For more information call Linda Best at 717- 369-2249.

Additions to this year’s festival will be a display of emergency equipment by the MMPW Volunteer Fire Co., a visit from Smoky Bear and a forest ranger, a talk about the Franklin County peach industry by Dwight Mickey of Shatzer’s Orchards, and Joan Bowen will tell the story of James and the Giant Peach. A board designed by Brittany Martin as a giant peach will be set up for photos. Gail Sacho will assist children with a peach-related craft. A classic car cruise-in for cars, trucks and motorcycles will run throughout the day.

Free parking. Free admission. In event of rain, the festival will be held in the Freedom Lighthouse Ministries Building on Path Valley Road. For a schedule of activities or more information call 717-369-3318 or e-mail: arotz@comcast.net.

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