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May 19, 2013

Locals, out-of-towners come out for food, fun at Peach Festival

MORVEN — The Morven Peach Festival drew a smaller crowd than usual in its 26th year, but planners weren't complaining.

Chair Sandy Rentz, who has planned the festival for 23 years, called the Saturday event “a good one,” looking out over a crowd climbing into the thousands.

“We usually get about 4,000, 4,500, but this year, we probably got around 3,500,” Rentz said.

Only 85 vendors came out to fill most of the 97 available spaces sold for the event, Rentz said.

The biggest fundraiser for the City of Morven, which funds itself each year, entertained guests with music, a parade, food, crafts and games for children.

Rock band Trailer of Tears from Brooks County provided a few hours of entertainment which was well-received by the crowd, which Rentz said “seemed to enjoy it.”

“It was good,” guitarist and singer Jeff Haineult said about the band’s performance. “We liked the crowd, and we like the Zumba ladies who went on before us.”

Guests, alligator kebabs, funnel cakes and hot dogs (among other food items), lined the street for the Peach Festival parade. Some drivers threw candy for children to snatch up along the route.

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