By SALLY SEXTON
Peaches, especially during the summer time, are one of the biggest highlights of Parker County.
As a way to showcase the sweet fruits and promote the upcoming 30th Annual Peach Festival, held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Weatherford, the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank teamed up to present 5 Days of Peaches.
The event began Monday morning, with workers at Hutton’s Peach Farm handing out free peach samples to the public.
“When I arrived here this morning at 8:30, there were people already lined up outside,” said Maegan Hutton. “Overall, there has been quite a few people coming in steadily.”
The farm cut up a bushel’s worth of peaches into four tubs, which were handed out to patrons on toothpicks.
Five Days of Peaches continues today, with Communication Connection handing out free peach cupcakes all day at its location, 325 Adams Drive.
Wednesday, Weatherford Regional Medical Center will be giving away free peach juleps from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1836, Santa Fe Drive.
On Thursday, visitors can get free peach cake balls from Cup & Cake from 11 a.m. to noon. The shop is located at 109 N. Main Street.
Concluding the week, First National Bank is offering free peach cobbler martinis (peach cobbler and ice cream in a martini glass) all day while quantities last. The bank is located at 220 Palo Pinto St.
“The 5 Days of Peaches gives us the opportunity to give back to our community for being so supportive of the biggest event in Parker County,” said Candice Ortiz, with the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce. “It’s also an opportunity for our local businesses to bring the Peach Festival to their location and showcase their business and services.”
For more information regarding the Peach Festival, visit www.parkercountypeachfestival.org.