Work that is just ‘peachy’
The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival has been a staple of the Ruston community for 62 years, and while the festival wouldn’t be able to happen without Ruston’s peaches, there is one more ingredient the festival has come to lean heavily on in order to succeed, volunteers.
The festival, while put on by the city, is worked by volunteer labor, meaning a lack of volunteers means a possible lack of quality to the festivities.
Luckily for Ruston, the Peach Festival averages approximately 150 volunteers each year, and only 100 are needed to help it run smoothly, said Peach Festival volunteer coordinator Patrick Blanchard.
“We are looking for around 150 for the festival this year,” he said. “So far, we have 68 people already registered to help.”