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It’s getting peachy in Weirton

For 59 years, the annual Peach Festival has been a mainstay for the St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Weirton community.

That tradition will continue Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as the church offers a variety of peach-centered treats, along with sandwiches and other refreshments, with local vendors setting up their booths outside on the church grounds.

Area residents will be able to stop by Saturday, or call ahead to place their orders,of shortcakes, ice cream, pies and more.

The Peach Festival originated as a fundraiser for the church, assisting with its daily operations as well as various community outreach programs. Throughout its almost 60-year history, though, it also became a focal point of local summer festivities. Area residents look forward to this weekend each year.

We offer our appreciation to the volunteers who step up each year to organize this event, including those who spent time slicing approximately 50 gallons of peaches this year and preparing the food and desserts, as well as the anonymous donor who helped to cover the costs of the fruit.

The St. Thomas Peach Festival is one of the few local events which found a way to continue through the pandemic, bringing a slight sense of normalcy when we all needed it, and we are grateful to see it continue.

We urge the people of Weirton, and surrounding communities, to show their support this weekend.

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