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Peaches n’ Cream festival benefits local prep school

August 26, 2018 GMT

Newberry Street was full of music and dancing Saturday morning during the Peaches n’ Cream Festival, which benefits Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School.

Gwendolyn Byrd, director of the school, said the money would help fund anything the school may need to help with education, such as extra resources or technology.

Vendors lined each side of Newberry Street, selling food, drinks, jewelry, skin care products and more. A few pop culture celebrities even showed up; actors dressed as the Black Panther and Shuri from the blockbuster “Black Panther” walked around the festival taking photos with their fans.

“It’s like a big family thing, you run into somebody you know, or you worked all week, and it gives you a minute to kick back to enjoy the entertainment and the children on the rides and things, it’s just big fun,” Byrd said.

Byrd just started as director of the school, but is one of the cofounders when it started in 1995. She retired after 41 years as a teacher, and the festival gave her a chance to network.

This is the second year the festival has been on Newberry Street benefitting the school, which teaches grades 3K through first grade using Christian-based methods.

“It brings all of us together for a common reason,” Byrd said, “You get to meet people and mingle with them and have fun and enjoy.”