Continuing a tradition that spans more than three decades, Medical City Weatherford will sell non-alcoholic peach juleps at the Parker County Peach Festival. Named by the Texas State Legislature as the Peach Capital of Texas, Parker County growers have been known to produce the biggest, sweetest, juiciest peaches in the state.
Embracing the peach culture within the community, hospital employees developed a recipe for “The Original Peach Julep” 30 years ago. The treat continues to be a favorite for festival visitors. This year, funds raised will support Parker County’s Center of Hope and a Weatherford Independent School District scholarship.
“The Parker County Peach Festival has become an exciting tradition for our hospital staff,” says Donna Boone, Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Weatherford. “It’s one way that we show our commitment to care for our community, even outside the hospital walls.”
As a result of the festival, Medical City Weatherford will give $1,500 to Parker County’s Center of Hope. Recently named a “Business of Hope,” Medical City Weatherford has been recognized for its continued support of the Center of Hope. Both organizations are united in a similar mission to positively impact the lives of individuals living in Parker County.
In addition, funds raised at the event will support a new “Medical City Weatherford Health Services Scholarship.” The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a medical degree path within Weatherford Independent School District.
The 34th Annual Parker County Peach Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in historic downtown Weatherford. To purchase a peach julep, visit the Medical City Weatherford tent. Juleps will be sold by the cup for $4 or by the gallon for $15.