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Dedicated Peach Cutters Make Firefighters’ Annual Festival a Success

Posted on August 29, 2016

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   For forty years, Jan Adams, 93, has been faithfully cutting peaches for peach shortcake served at the annual peach festival held by volunteer firefighters in Manchester, Connecticut. This year was no exception. Mrs. Adams and a host of other dedicated peach cutters helped the Eighth Utilities District Fire Department mark the 67th peach festival held Saturday, August 27.   “I love it!” said Mrs. Adams, “Anything for the fire department.”   Her reign as peach cutter extraordinaire began when her son, Jim Adams, served as chief of the department. A member of the fire department auxiliary, Mrs. Adams has been cutting peaches for the popular festival ever since, displaying the same type of devotion that clearly…

63rd Peach Festival Tonight – August 24 – in Manchester, Connecticut

Posted on August 24, 2012

              Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Things should be just peachy tonight in Manchester, Connecticut where the 63rd Annual Peach Festival is being held from 6-8 p.m. Put on by Eighth Utilities District Fire Department, this is a no frills, albeit popular hometown festival that revolves around tasty bowls of peach shortcake topped with whipped cream.  Lines usually start forming well before 6 p.m. and snarl along Main Street down the hill to the old fire station on the corner of Hilliard and Main, where the peachy treats are served to festival-goers. Seating is outdoors, family style at long rows of tables set up in the department’s parking lot across the road on the opposite corner of…