First Peach Festival (July 16, 1947)
Shown behind their beribboned prize peaches are, left to right: first-place winner W. H. LeNoir, Maplesville, Ala., with his arm around his daughter Dorothy, of the queen's court; Queen "Chick" Jones, with her father A. B. Jones, Plantersville, second-place winner; and A. D. Headley, who is posing behind his son Houston's peaches which won third prize.
The Queen and Her Court (1947)
Left to right seated: Edna Lane Johnson, Essie Lou "Chick" Jones, Marjorie Bentley; standing: Betty Jean Gore, Dot Dennis, Mary Ann Deramus, Beth Sessions, Helen Mitchell, Dorothy Johnson, Dorothy LeNoir, Marietta Hamilton, and Inez Cox.
The First Peach Parade
Queen "Chick", King Cecil Carlton and the Queen's court were on the lead float as the parade moved from Clanton to Thorsby.
Left to right: Growers R. M. Roper and John Deramus look on as Old Reliable Agent W. C. Erwin, Clanton, makes a note regarding a peach shipment.
T. M. Faris, L. & N. agricultural agent, stationed at Atmore, is an interested onlooker.
The First Peach Auction
Auctioneer Tom McCord, of the Union Stock Yards, Montgomery, at mike, urges the hundreds present on the Thorsby Institute grounds to raise the bidding. County Agent M. R. Glasscock points to the latest high bidder. At the far right on the platform is J. Archie Ogburn, Thorsby, general chairman of the festival.