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Apply to participate in Johnston peach festival

February 21, 2019

With spring just around the corner, plans are already underway for the 36th annual Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

This year’s festival will be held May 9, and applications are being accepted for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the event.

Last year, thousands of patrons descended on Johnston to enjoy the day set aside to honor the peach industry. Each year, the town goes all out to remind citizens about the peach industry and to open its arms to visitors.

Applications and expressions of interest are now being accepted in the following areas:

• Entertainment: Gaye Holmes, 803-275-4234, gwholmes73@yahoo.com;

• Parade: Roger Lamb, 803-480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832;

• Rides: Debra Aston, 803-275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832, astond@bellsouth.net;

• Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, 803-480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832, amossonsfh@yahoo.com;

• Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, 803-275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832, info@edgefieldcountychamber.org;

• Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, 803-275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832, pdeanc@bellsouth.net;

• Pageant: Applications can be obtained from Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, 803-334-2507, Jcleveland@edgefield.k12.sc.us; and

• Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, 803-275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832, astond@bellsouth.net.

The Johnston Development Corporation, a nonprofit volunteer organization, sponsors the festival. The Corporation works to aid the community in areas such as economic development, education, recreation, historic preservation, tourism, scientific and cultural opportunities, and continued promotion of Johnston.

For more information, visit johnstondevelopmentcorp.org.