It will be a ‘peach’ of a time in Weirton

An annual tradition will be renewed in Weirton Saturday, and it means area residents are sure to have a “peachy” time.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church has been preparing for weeks for its annual peach festival, and we hope to see the community come out and support the event.

The annual event, now in its 51st year and set from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will include many peach-themed treats, including ice cream, short cakes, pies and other desserts.

There also will be hot dogs, roast beef and sausage sandwiches, cabbage rolls, haluski, french fries, zucchini fries and other treats. A new addition will be the munch baskets, a set of mixed appetizers including onion rings and cheese sticks.

The festival is put on each year by volunteers with the St. Thomas church, but it helps many more in our community.

For years, the festival also has found ways to give back to the community, raising money for many years for its own food pantry, and then providing donations to other community organizations in more recent years.

On top of all this, the festival is another opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate what we have: Our residents, our traditions and our faith. It is one more way we can show what makes Weirton and our area special.

We thank the members of the church for continuing to put together such a wonderful event and encourage our area residents to come out and show their support.