By Yvonne Hartmann —
A new record was set on Saturday when buyers paid $40,410 for prize-winning peaches, pies, cobblers, preserves and salsas at the 54th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo.
The annual Peach Show and Auction on Saturday afternoon was just one of the many highlights of the 54th annual event sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce.
“It was another record by far for the peach auction,” said Brandon Weinheimer, president of the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce. “This year’s peach crop resulted in fantastic entries for the peach show.”
He added that this year, several new buyers participated in the peach auction.
Of the total $40,410 spent on Saturday, $25,000 was spent on prize-winning peaches while $15,410 was paid for the pies, cobblers, preserves and salsas,
This year’s record-setting sale topped the 2014 record of $30,550.