The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers for the May 6 event.
The day’s entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with local band Steel Justice kicking off the day. At 9:30 a.m., the JET Middle School Chorus takes the stage. At 10 a.m., the Abney Family will perform.
At 10:30 a.m., the parade will be held in downtown Johnston.
Beginning at 11 a.m. will be a prayer of dedication by Rev. Willie Abney, Bland Baptist Church, Johnston. Next will be the presentation of the colors, followed by the National Anthem, performed by Karalynn Hecker, Strom Thurmond High School Senior Gifted and Talented Choral Student.
Next, Johnston Mayor Thomas Holmes will provide the welcome, recognize the dignitaries and Peach Blossom queens, and recognize Grand Marshal Charles Duke.
At noon, the Johnston Elementary School Chorus will perform, followed by Rhythm and Class Dance Studio, North Augusta, at 12:30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the weigh-in to determine winners for the Bass Fishing Tournament will be held in front of the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Building.
A public reception for Charles Duke will be held at 1 p.m. at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Office in downtown Johnston
On the entertainment stage from 1-2 p.m., Band of Ages, which plays classic rock hits, performs. They are followed at 2:15 p.m. by Cedar Creek Church. From 3-4 p.m., the entertainment ends as it started, with Steel Justice providing live music.
The entertainment is free and concludes about 4 p.m.
This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice, Moorecraft Cabinets, Trantech Radiator Products, Pendarvis Chevrolet, Titan Farms, Generac, and Tidwell Jewelers.
Thousands of patrons descended on Johnston each year 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: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
- Parade: Parade: Jenny Herlong, (803) 480-2595, 607 Edisto Street, Johnston, SC, 29832
The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Premier Sponsor is AT&T.
Other Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Health Care, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Spanky’s Service Center/Ridge Auto Parts and Supply, US Fibers, Dominion Energy, Bridgestone, Herlong Ford, KJs Market, SRP Federal Credit Union, Creative Catering and First Citizens Bank, Johnston.
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.