Peaches and more peaches at Bern Church Peach Fest

New Jersey singer and songwriter Madeline Smith encouraging audience participation at Bern Reformed UCC Peach Festival in Leesport on Saturday, Aug. 19.
New Jersey singer and songwriter Madeline Smith encouraging audience participation at Bern Reformed UCC Peach Festival in Leesport on Saturday, Aug. 19. Submitted photos - Jeff Heiser
Bern Reformed UCC’s Peach Festival in Leesport featured great picnic fare, fresh peaches, homemade desserts and Sylvia’s soups.
Bern Reformed UCC’s Peach Festival in Leesport featured great picnic fare, fresh peaches, homemade desserts and Sylvia’s soups. Submitted photo - Jeff Heiser

The annual Peach Festival was held in the Bern UCC church grove Saturday, Aug. 19. Madeline Smith, up and coming New Jersey country pop artist, along with her band members, entertained the enthusiastic crowd. The festival is a community event, featuring delicious picnic fare, homemade desserts, including, of course, peach treats! Free children’s activities, fun and fellowship are also part of the activities. The crowd was estimated to be about 600 guests.

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