Peach Jam draws ‘biggest crowd ever’ FridayBy Emily Beckett Published 8:17pm Friday, June 28, 2013
Stormy weather early Friday afternoon gave way to a clear evening for the annual Peach Jam Jubilee at Clanton City Park.
Hundreds of people, including more than 125 vendors, came out for a night of live music, food and fellowship.
Martie Vinzant, owner of Giggle Stitch, was among the first-time vendors at this year’s Peach Jam.
Vinzant was selling monogrammed and embroidered items on-site.
“We’d never done anything like this, so we thought this would be a good place to start,” she said. “We’ve had a good crowd. We want to sell everything out here.”
Richard and JoJo Diaz were repeat vendors with Campus Traditions, their stock of custom-made University of Alabama T-shirts and memorabilia.
“It’s really nice to see the turnout,” JoJo Diaz said.
Glow, an eight-piece dance band from Atlanta, took the stage to perform for Peach Jam attendees for the second consecutive year.
“We’re pleased to have them back,” said Chilton County Chamber of Commerce Director Mike Robertson. “We are thrilled over the way this has turned out. The weather just moved out of here beautifully.”
Robertson described Friday’s crowd as a “full house” and “the biggest crowd we’ve ever had.”
“We have most of our vendors here—I’d say over 90 percent,” Robertson said. “This has been the smoothest, easiest Peach Jam we’ve ever done.”
Stokes Automotive was this year’s stage sponsor. Mike Nicholas and Tom Brown were the emcees.