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July 18, 2007

Peach Festival set for Saturday

STRATFORD — The 31st annual Stratford Peach Festival is set for this weekend, highlighted by the 72nd annual Stratford Rodeo Friday and Saturday and the crowning of the “peach royalty” Saturday afternoon.

Stratford Chamber of Commerce officials said the day will be filled with family events, food and music in the Stratford City Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The rodeo parade takes place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. along Main Street, and the rodeo opens that night and continues on Friday and Saturday evenings.

But it’s Saturday morning when things really get cooking, with a “Peach Idol” talent contest set from 9-11 a.m. (final round is at 2 p.m.), and the crowning of the Peach Queen, Princess and Blossom from 11 a.m. until noon.

The 17th annual Stratford Auto Show runs throughout the day, with cars on display all across City Park.

At noon, there will be a judo demonstration, followed by the ever-popular peach judging and peach auction at 1 p.m.

Throughout the day, there will be a number of games and family activities around the park area – including a three-legged-sack race, a best-dressed animal contest, water balloon toss and Hula Hoop contest.

For vendor and or both space contact Dedorah Vietzke at (580) 759-2805.

The rodeo and parade is being sponsored by the Stratford Round-Up Club. Contact Parade Marshall Lindell Milligan at (580) 759-8892. The rodeo events will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, followed by a dance Saturday night. Contact President David Freeman or Cecelia Smith at (580) 759-3399.

The 17th Annual Auto Show chairman is Jeff Richardson. Contact him at (580) 759-1067 or assistant Chairman Scott Chandler at (580) 759-8965.

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