Singers, Dancers and More Headline the Entertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

April 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Band

Entertainment is always a big hit with patrons at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The day’s entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Johnston Elementary School Chorus. At 10:30 a.m. the traditional parade begins. Once the parade ends, Johnston Mayor Terrence Culbreath will give the welcome at 11 a.m. At 11:05 is a performance by Southland Express Cloggers.
The rest of the entertainment for the day includes Christian band Seventh Vessel Ministries, singer Marcedes Long, singer Cody Webb, Synergy Martial Arts Center, and the day of on-stage entertainment ends with a fishing tournament weigh-in.

The fishing tournament is new this year. The tournament begins at 6 a.m., May 3, when the participants begin fishing. There is a $500 prize for first place.
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.

Choir

Entertainment is always a big hit with patrons at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The popular Festival is taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the event in the following areas…

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. Steele Justice, a popular local band, will provide the entertainment.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA, Northland, SCE&G and SRP Federal Credit Union.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

April 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dancers at the Peach Blossom Festival

Corporate Sponsors at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival ensure a good time can be had by all!

The sponsors of the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 3, 2014, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston area.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA, Northland, SCE&G, and SRP Federal Credit Union.

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 the event in the following areas…

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. Steele Justice, a popular local band, will provide the entertainment.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Citizens Can Now Enter the Relay for Life Event at Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

March 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Relay for Life “Strollers” take part in last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

Relay for Life “Strollers” take part in last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

Participants can now sign up for the Relay for Life Peach Blossom Stroll, a walk to help raise money to fight cancer, which will be held during this year’s Peach Blossom Festival.

The Stroll will be held May 3, 9 a.m., and will leave from the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Office in downtown Johnston. The walkers will head toward Edgefield on Hwy. 23, turn around at the old Beason’s Cleaners, and then return to downtown Johnston, just as the Festival is beginning. The route is 1.6 miles.

No animals or bicycles are allowed. Walkers are encouraged walk as individuals or to form teams and raise money from citizens or businesses who want to sponsor them in the walk.

There is a $20 registration fee due by April 15. Those who pay by that date will receive a free T-shirt. Those who register after that date pay a late registration fee of $25 and will not be eligible for a T-shirt. All registration fees are not refundable.

For more information on the Stroll or to get an application to participate, contact the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, any Relay Team Captain, Lynn Rearden or Sharen Fay at Edgefield County Hospital.

Also, the Chamber will hold A Night of Bingo Games on Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m., American Legion Building, 99 Edisto St., Johnston, 6 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Chamber programs.

The popular Festival is taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the event in the following areas…

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. Steele Justice, a popular local band, will provide the entertainment.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.

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.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Entries Being Accepted for Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

February 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shoppers had lots to choose from at last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Shoppers had lots to choose from at last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for those who sell arts and crafts and for food vendors for the 31st Festival, which will be held May 3, 2014.

Those interested in having a crafter’s space at this year’s Festival should contact Missy Cleveland.

Food vendors who are interested in participating should contact Noah Peterson.

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.

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

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

February 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Entertainment

Johnston Elementary School Chorus

JES Chorus

Entertainment has been a big part of the 31 years of the Festival, and now is your chance to be a part of the historic Festival.

The Festival wants to feature talented people, local and not-so local, as part of the day-long entertainment in the 31st annual event, held in downtown Johnston on May 3.

Entertainers who think they have what it takes to be a part of this year’s Festival should contact Tonya King.

Parade

The Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the Festival’s parade.

New this year: A $50 prize will be awarded to the best homemade float!

Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Parade Chairman Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC, 29832.

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

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

January 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment

Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 31st annual event.

The Festival will be held May 3, 2014, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World.

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.

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

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival on Tap for May 3-4

April 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Peach Blossom Festival

Peach Blossom Festival

This coming weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children, and a family-oriented street dance.

This year, the Festival is pleased to announce that Alltel Wireless is an Enhanced Corporate Sponsor. Their sponsorship will enable the Festival to provide additional amenities to participants, particularly in the area of entertainment on the Alltel Stage.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Communications, and Home Related Health Care.

The Festival kicks off on Friday night, May 3, with a street dance in the municipal parking lot in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families, is free and will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music for this dance will be provided by “121 Band,” a crowd-pleasing group from Newberry that has performed in the entertainment portion of the Festival in the past.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.

The Festival continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the free entertainment begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. The parade is held at 10:30 a.m. All events are held in downtown Johnston on Calhoun Street.

The parade Grand Marshal this year is Annie Lewis Hall and her son, Cliff. Ms. Hall is a life-long resident of Johnston. She has served in many capacities in Johnston First Baptist Church and in the community, having been active in many civic organizations, including the Women’s Club and Peach Blossom Garden Club. Her son, Cliff, is well-known in the greater Johnston area for his friendliness and his excellent memory.

This year’s Robert Herlong Scholarship Award winner is Jacob Goforth of Edgefield. The Scholarship is given to a local high school senior by the Johnston Development Board each year. It is based on academic achievement and outstanding community service while in high school.

The popular Festival is now in its 30th year.

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.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Singers, Dancers and More Headline the Entertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

April 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Entertainment

Entertainment is always a big hit with patrons at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 4 event.

The day’s entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Johnston Elementary School Chorus. At 10:30 a.m. the traditional parade begins. Once the parade ends, Johnston Mayor Andy Livingston will give the welcome at 11 a.m. At 11:05 is a performance by singer Arvie Bennett Jr.

The rest of the entertainment for the day includes Palmetto Dance, Southland Express Cloggers, singer Marcedes Long, Church Choir Abundant Life and Christian Group Three Days Redemption.

This year, Alltel Wireless is an Enhanced Corporate Sponsor. Their sponsorship will enable the Festival to provide additional amenities to participants, particularly in the area of entertainment on the Alltel Stage.

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: Missy Cleveland , (803) 480-7286; 501 Weaver Road, Johnston, SC 29832, clevelandbrian@bellsouth.net;
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 3, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. This year’s featured band will be “121 Band,” a crowd-pleasing group from Newberry that has performed in the entertainment portion of the Festival in the past.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Communications, and Home Related Health Care.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

April 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Festivals are fun for everyone, but great sponsors make it possible.

The sponsors of the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 4, 2013, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston area.

This year, the Festival is pleased to announce that Alltel Wireless is an Enhanced Corporate Sponsor. Their sponsorship will enable the Festival to provide additional amenities to participants, particularly in the area of entertainment on the Alltel Stage.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Communications, and Home Related Health Care.

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 also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event in these areas:

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832v
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Pageant: Applications can be mailed to Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 3, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. This year’s featured band will be “121 Band,” a crowd-pleasing group from Newberry that has performed in the entertainment portion of the Festival in the past.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.

New Relay for Life Event Added to Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

March 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A new event has been added to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival: A Relay for Life Peach Blossom Stroll, a walk to help raise money to fight cancer.

The Stroll will be held the same day as the Festival, May 4. The Stroll starts at 9 a.m. from the Johnston Municipal Parking Lot in downtown. The walkers will head toward Edgefield on Hwy. 23, turn around at the old Beason’s Cleaners, and then return to downtown Johnston, just as the Festival is beginning. The route is 1.6 miles.

No animals or bicycles are allowed. Walkers are encouraged walk as individuals or to form teams and raise money from citizens or businesses who want to sponsor them in the walk.

There is a $20 registration fee due by April 15. Those who pay by that date will receive a free T-shirt. Those who register after that date pay a late registration fee of $25 and will not be eligible for a T-shirt. All registration fees are not refundable.

For more information on the Stroll or to get an application to participate, contact the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, any Relay Team Captain, Lynn Rearden or Sharen Fay at Edgefield County Hospital.

The popular Festival is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event in these areas:

  • Entertainment: Tonya King
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832v
  • Rides: Debra Aston
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson
  • Arts and Crafts: Missy Cleveland
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell
  • Pageant: Applications can be mailed to Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston

Contact persons without addresses or telephone numbers above may be contacted using the Peach Blossom Festival contact form.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 3, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families. This year’s featured band will be “121 Band,” a crowd-pleasing group from Newberry that has performed in the entertainment portion of the Festival in the past.

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.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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/.