Columbus United Methodist annual peach festival tonight

Published 8:52 am Friday, August 2, 2013

Carolina peaches are one of the best things about summer, along with hamburgers and hotdogs of course. Delicious and bursting with flavor, freshly picked ripe Carolina peaches beat Georgia peaches on any given day.

Bake them into into a dessert and it’s simply divine. This evening you have the opportunity to enjoy all of the above while helping some good causes and your neighbors in need.

At 4:30 p.m. this evening the Columbus United Methodist Women’s Annual Peach Festival begins.   Mouth-watering homemade peach desserts, along with ice cream top the menu and  that’s just one of the reasons people come back year after year. Rounding out the meal are hamburgers for the adults and hotdogs for children, along with a beverage.

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Proceeds from the peach festival go to support UMW’s missions, which include Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, Polk Vocational Services, Polk County Community Health and Wellness Center, Steps to HOPE, Salvation Army, Crossnore School, Habitat for Humanity, Asheville District Church Global Ministries Program, Camp Tekoa and the Red Bird Mission.

Dinner is served from 4:30 –  7 p.m. at the Columbus United Methodist Church at 76 N. Peak Street, Tryon (across from Stearn’s Gym at Harmon Field).  Tickets are available at the door.

Pack up the car and drive on over. The parking is plentiful and some of the best home-cooked peach desserts you’ve ever tasted await you.