Peach Jam predicted to be biggest yet

Published 7:28 pm Monday, June 21, 2010

With the addition of a second stage, more varied entertainment and easily 100 vendors, the sixth annual Peach Jam Jubilee is expected to top them all.

It all starts at 5 p.m. Friday as gospel singer Adreanne Barrington kicks off the entertainment at Corner Park, followed by Jerry Russell at 6 p.m.

The Alabama 4-H Center will begin its Birds of Prey demonstration at 6:45 on the Main Stage, which will be located in the middle of Sixth Street near the First Baptist Christian Life Center. Meanwhile, Chilton County High School’s “Blast from the Past” will keep the music going at Corner Park starting at 7.

At 8 p.m., headliners The Tip Tops of Mobile will take over the Main Stage with a combo of popular music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. They will continue until about 11 p.m.

“It will be a jam-up good time for all citizens of Chilton County and also out-of-county people,” said Mike Robertson, head of business development with the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce.

Robertson said he hoped this year’s Peach Jam Jubilee will see record crowds. As of Monday, the chamber had confirmed about 110 vendor spaces, including arts and crafts as well as food.

As in past years, a variety of kids’ rides and inflatables will be located behind City Hall.

Also, Clanton Tractor, 97.7 The Peach and Kubota will hold a drawing for an RTV 500 utility vehicle. Twenty-five of those who entered will be qualified to receive a key, and each will try to crank the vehicle. But only one key will work.

Peach Jam T-shirts are also available and may be purchased from the chamber or at the Peach Jam for $10 apiece.

For more information, call the chamber at 755-2400.