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Louisiana Peach Festival
Sat July 14, 2012
Peach fest impact grows
RUSTON — The 2012 Louisiana Peach Festival pumped a record of about $5.3 million into the Lincoln Parish economy, according to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
The Daily Leader reports (http://bit.ly/NkX2jt) the economic impact estimate tops the previous high of $4.6 million set in 2006.
Figures released by the chamber, which produces the festival, show attendance rose to 19,837, a slight increase over 2011.