The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 5 event.
The day’s entertainment begins at 9:30-10 a.m. with local band Steele Justice. After the 10 a.m. parade, Johnston Mayor Terrence Culbreath will give the welcome, followed by a Prayer of Dedication from Rev. Tommy Barwick, Johnston First Baptist Church Pastor. Then the local Boy Scouts will present the Colors, and the National Anthem will be performed by Strom Thurmond High School Student Olivia Bedenbaugh.
From 11-11:30 a.m. is a performance by the Johnston Elementary School Chorus, followed by Olyvia Wall and the PDA Singers.
The rest of the entertainment for the day includes Vocalist Rhonda McDaniel, the STHS Gospel Choir, the Cedar Creek Praise Band, Mexican band Tiranos de San Luis, and rounding out the afternoon is Steele Justice.
The entertainment is free and concludes about 4 p.m.
Last year, thousands of patrons descended on Johnston to enjoy the day set aside to honor the peach industry, which has been so important in the development of the area. Each year, the Town goes all out with the Festival to remind citizens about the peach industry and to open its arms to visitors.
The popular Festival is taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event in the areas of:
- Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
- Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice and Titan Farms.
The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, SCE&G, Northland Communications, SRP Federal Credit Union, and Hospice Care of South Carolina.
The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit 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.
To learn more about the Festival or the Johnston Development Corporation, visit the website at http://www.johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.