Chamber Sponsors Night of Games as Lead-in Event to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Some of the Night of Game players enjoying the games from last year’s Event.

Some of the Night of Game players enjoying the games from last year’s Event.

Citizens can participate in a Peach Blossom Festival tradition in Johnston that leads into the Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.

The Night of Games will be held on Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m., American Legion Building, 99 Edisto St., Johnston. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Chamber programs.

Game cards are $10 for one card or $15 for two cards for 18-20 games.

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

  • 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
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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 5, 2018, 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.

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.

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

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 these areas:

  • Entertainment: Gaye Holmes, (803) 275-4234
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Pageant: The pageant will be held April 7, 10 a.m. Applications can be obtained from Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832

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/.

Two Favorites Are Back! Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year

Two favorites—the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In—are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 5, 2018.

Bass Fishing Tournament
Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for the 5th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Tournament will be held May 5, the same day as the popular Festival. Check-in is at 6 a.m. that day with weigh-in held in downtown Johnston shortly after 2 p.m.

The entry fee is $50 and is limited to 20 boats. This Tournament is pond fishing and for Jon Boats only. Payback is based on 20 boats on the five-fish limit Tournament, including a first place prize of $400, second prize of $240, and third prize of $160, along with $150 for the largest bass and $50 for the second largest.

Entry deadline is May 3.

For a complete list of rules and to enter, please call Cindy Sullivan, 803-275-2594.

Cruise In
Now in its third year, the Festival will feature a Cruise In.
The Cruise In will bring in many interesting and exciting vehicles for participants to enjoy. Some of the cars will be in the parade, which starts at 10 a.m., then the cars will be available for viewing through about 3 p.m. in the Johnston Municipal Parking Lot.

Those who want more information or are interested in participating should contact Tony Friar, 803-640-2593, Debora Friar, 803-640-2595, or email dff01@aol.com. In addition to vintage cars, the Cruise In is also looking for old motorcycles or antique tractors as well.

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

  • 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
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832

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 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 to Hold Community Concerts in the Park

JDC Music in the ParkThe Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) is sponsoring three springtime Community Concerts in the Park in Johnston on the first Friday of April, May, and June.

The Concerts, which will be held 7-8 p.m., are free and open to the public and will be held in Mims Park in front of Johnston Elementary School. The concerts are designed to present a diversity of music for concert-goers to enjoy.

WKSX radio is the Concerts Sponsor.

Performing at the Concerts are:

April 6: Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes. Originating from Saluda County, SC, Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes have been performing classic country and oldies for almost two decades. Original band members, Joyce Rude and Richard Elders, have established themselves as local favorites performing at many venues throughout the area.

May 4: Edgefield County Mass Gospel Choir. Founded in 2013, the group has steadily increased in the number of venues they perform. They sing well-known gospel favorites while mixing in different but worshipful songs to delight young and old alike. The Choir is driven by the Great Commission to reach out through music to others to share the word of Jesus Christ. They have performed throughout the region, and welcome all who want to listen and any who want to join with them.

June 1: Strom Thurmond High School “Swingin’ Governors” Jazz Ensemble. Open any student at Strom Thurmond High School, this ensemble is composed of students who play non-traditional band instruments, such as guitar, bass, and keyboards. The ensemble performs a variety of music from different genres and eras. The group has earned numerous Excellent and Superior Ratings. The Swingin’ Governors perform annually in the Edgefield County School’s District Fine Arts Festival and variety of other
events including concerts and school assemblies.

These concerts will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, the concerts will be move inside the Johnston Elementary School Gym.

No coolers or alcohol will be allowed. Concert attendees should bring their own chairs.

The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization that has helped the Town of Johnston grow in many ways for over 30 years, 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.

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

Arts and crafts vendors and food vendors are a big part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

Arts and crafts vendors and food vendors are a big part of the 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 35th Festival, which will be held May 5, 2018.

Those interested in having a crafter’s space at this year’s Festival should contact Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832.

Food vendors should contact Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832.

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 the event.

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

  • Entertainment: Gaye Holmes, (803) 275-4234
  • 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
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, (803) 275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832
  • 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
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832

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.

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