Furniture firm to sponsor peach fest

American Furniture Warehouse will serve as presenting sponsor of the upcoming Palisade Peach Festival.

“We are proud to support the Palisade Peach Festival as presenting sponsor” said Jake Jabs, founder and owner of American Furniture Warehouse.  “I have always loved this area, the people and the tradition of the peach festival. And let me say, there’s nothing better than eating a fresh, sweet, Palisade peach, truly the best. We thank you for the opportunity to be part of this traditional and meaningful event.”

Kathy Fernandez, executive director of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, announced the sponsorship.

“We are delighted to partner with American Furniture Warehouse, who became a member of our Grand Valley business community last year,” Fernandez said. “They join the hundreds of volunteers, Palisade Chamber, Town of Palisade and all our supportive sponsors, businesses, service organizations and growers to keep alive the celebration of peaches, those who grow them and their impact on the valley’s economy since the late 1800’s.”

The 2012 Palisade Peach Festival is scheduled for Aug. 16 to 19 at the Riverbend Park and other venues and will include farm and winery tours, a parade, street dance and peach recipe and eating contests.

For more information, call the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at 464-7458 or log on to the Web site located at