WEIRTON - For nearly 50 years members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church have been serving up large peach shortcakes and a variety of other food to raise money for various causes.
The tradition will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 with the 49th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church Peach Festival.
In addition to the large peach shortcakes, served with ice cream and topped with whipped cream, the church's members will be selling peach pies and other baked goods, hot dogs, roast beef and sausage sandwiches, cabbage rolls, haluski, french fries and zucchini fries.
A PEACHY TIME PLANNED. Members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and friends gathered to peel hundreds of bushels of peaches for the church's 49th-annual Peach Festival, set from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Among those preparing for the festival are, clockwise from left, Judi Case; Cecilia Parrish, chairman; Veronica Block; Kathy Alatis; Lynn Bish; Wendy Speer; Roger Battistel; Bruce Parrish; and Carl Bish. -- Warren Scott
There also will be various crafts sold by area vendors and a white elephant sale, with many books among the items for sale.
The event also will include the Tisket-a-Tasket drawing, in which chances will be sold for gift baskets with a variety of themes, including West Virginia University, Pittsburgh Steelers and back-to-school supplies.
Parrish said the church has shared proceeds from its event each year with a local charity and is considering a program that provides children with coats, shoes or other back-to-school needs as the the beneficiary this year.
The church is at 300 St. Thomas Drive, by the entrance road to the Weirton Kroger store.
Those interested in placing take-out orders may call (304) 723-4120.
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