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Peach Festival Offers Free Fun And Food

Lots of good food, with a particular emphasis on homemade peach desserts; entertainment, games, educational survival instructions, a model railroad display, and karaoke. It all can be found at Wesley United Methodist Church's Seventh Annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 11. Admission is free.

Beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. the church grounds at 8412 Richmond Ave. will come alive with family-friendly fun for all ages, according to James Sohn, church festival spokesman. "Of course the highlight of the festival is always the varieties of fresh peach dishes available," he said.

Included in that offering are peach pie, peach cobbler, and peach ice cream sundaes. These are complemented by charcoal grilled hot dogs and hamburgers along with other picnic favorites.

Once again this year Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 993's exhibit will feature instructions on how to rope walk. For those who love model railroading, the Crescent Model Railroaders will have a multi-train display set up in the church's Fellowship Hall.

Other attractions include a moonbounce, dunk tank, various children's games, crafts, local music groups, Capital Harmonica Club, horseshoe pitching, and a lot more. Units of both the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department and the Fairfax County Police Department are also expected to explain various aspects of their operations.

Other Festival information and directions to the event, located just off Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon District, can be found on the church's website at www.wesleyva.org.