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Peach parade applications available

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Chilton County Peach Festival is back.

The festival was abbreviated last year and moved to a different month because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on groups of people meeting.

But this year, the full schedule of events traditionally held by the Clanton Lions Club is back.

Festivities will begin on June 19 and run through June 26.

The Peach Run, sponsored by Cornerstone Fitness, and Peach Jam Jubilee, sponsored by the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce, will also be a part of the celebration of Chilton County’s iconic peaches.

As always those wanting to participate on the Peach Festival Parade will need to register ahead of time.

“We are back to the last Saturday in June at 9 a.m. on June 26,” Kevin Mazingo of the Clanton Lions Club said.

Applications and requirements are available at chiltonpeachfest.com and a few are at River Bank and Trust.

Forms have to printed out, filled out and then mailed to Peach Parade, P.O. Box 601, Clanton, Alabama 35046.

Mazingo said his favorite part of the parade is seeing all of the participants that come year after year and meeting the new participants each year.

Registration is free.

Deadline for application to be postmarked is June 12.

On the day of the parade, floats and vehicles participating will meet at Clanton City Park from the Little League field to the parking lot for Jack Hayes Field.

“If you are going to be in the parade, you will be contacted by end of day June 23 and be advised of where to line up,” Mazingo said.

The parade will begin at Park Plaza. The parade will proceed west on Fourth Avenue N to Seventh Street, go south on Seventh Street to Jackson Avenue, go east on Jackson Avenue to Sixth Street, go north on Sixth Street to Third Avenue N, go east on Third Avenue N to Fourth Street and end back at the parking lot.