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Peach Fest a ‘sweet treat’ for parish

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While the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival supplied Ruston and Lincoln Parish with plenty of juicy peaches during its two-day run June 22 and 23, it also managed to supply the area with the biggest economic impact of any Peach Festival in its 62-year history.

According to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival brought in approximately $5.3 million, meaning it topped the previous Peach Festival high set in 2006 of approximately $4.6 million.

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