The Red River Farm Trail organization proved on Thursday that despite near record-breaking heat, peaches have a powerful draw.
Folks young, old and in between lined up to sample peach cobbler and ice cream at the Red River Farm Trail Charlie Peach Festival Thursday. The festival was held in the pecan orchard at Tucker Farms on F.M. 171 between Charlie and Thornberry.
John Holland and the Red River Valley Band entertained a crowd of more than 300 people with a variety of tunes. Lucky door prize winners were given sacks of freshly picked peaches.
Temperatures reached highs of more than 100 degrees, the heat made bearable with cobbler and ice cream from the Charlie-Thornberry ladies.
Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to buy peaches by the sack or by the bushel. The bountiful harvest included homegrown tomatoes, black eyed peas, okra, potatoes, onions, squash, and watermelons.
On Wednesday, July 4, the Charlie Community will host its annual Fourth of July Picnic Celebration with live music, a kids parade, complementary ice-cold watermelon and, of course, fireworks. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and cold drinks are available for purchase.
Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the community center. Bring a lawn chair.