2016-07-11 / LifeStyles

Everything is peachy

Scenes from first festival weekend


South Carolina Peach Festival board member Christy Paysour (left) keeps an eye on the competition in a peach-eating contest Friday against Kirby Memorial Baptist Church senior pastor Will Vergara and YMCA CEO Mike Goforth. Vergara was the grand champion. 
(Ledger photos / SCOTT POWELL & LARRY HILLIARD) South Carolina Peach Festival board member Christy Paysour (left) keeps an eye on the competition in a peach-eating contest Friday against Kirby Memorial Baptist Church senior pastor Will Vergara and YMCA CEO Mike Goforth. Vergara was the grand champion. (Ledger photos / SCOTT POWELL & LARRY HILLIARD)

Jim Quick performs Friday at a free Peach Beach concert during the festival’s kickoff party. Jim Quick performs Friday at a free Peach Beach concert during the festival’s kickoff party.

Runners of all age groups rose early Saturday to participate in the Peach Festival road race, which started at Limestone College at 7:30 a.m. Runners of all age groups rose early Saturday to participate in the Peach Festival road race, which started at Limestone College at 7:30 a.m.

Concert-goers shag dance Friday evening during a beach music concert by Jim Quick & Coastline Band outside Michael Gaffney Cabin. Concert-goers shag dance Friday evening during a beach music concert by Jim Quick & Coastline Band outside Michael Gaffney Cabin.

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