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Peach Fest makes tourism impact

Chamber says majority of attendees came from outside Lincoln Parish
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An estimated 2,000 people were in attendance last weekend for Percy Sledge’s concert at Railroad Park as part of the 2011 Squire Creek Peach Festival.

While admitting the number of attendees for this year’s Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival may have been down slightly, organizers say that preliminary information still points to the event being a sweet success.

Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Nancy Bergeron said that 19,034 attended this year’s two-day festival.

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