July 17th is National Peach Ice Cream Day. A bowl of that would taste great with a slice of Birthday Cake!
The peach is a member of the rose family. It was first cultivated in China and revered as a symbol of longevity. The image was placed on pottery and received as a gift with great esteem. Travelers along caravan routes carried the peach seed to Persia before it was cultivated in Europe. In the early 1600s Spanish explorers brought it to the New World and by the 1700s missionaries had established peaches in California.

The Peach (Prunus persica) was designated as the Official Fruit of South Carolina in 1984. The peach is the state fruit of Georgia and it's also the state flower of Delaware.
Johnston, South Carolina is known as the Peach Capital of the World.

Cling or clingstone peaches have a pit to which the flesh 'clings'; freestone peaches have a pit from which the flesh is easily pulled away.  Peaches were fed to hogs and used for making brandy in colonial America.The U.S. is the world's largest producer of peaches, accounting for about 20% of the total supply. Other major producers are Italy, France, Greece and Spain.

Now that you know all there is to know about peaches, let's get to today's Birthdays!

Celebrity Birthdays:
Donald Sutherland-79-actor & Keifer's Dad
Lucie Arnaz-63-Lucy & Desi's Daughter
David Hasselhoff-62-Actor, Knight Rider, America's Got Talent, Baywatch.

Concho Valley Celebrities celebrating their birthday today include:

Kelsi Tennison-14-Happy Birthday from Mom, Dad, and your sisters!
Kori Haufpauer-20-Happy Birthday from your "other" mommy!
Chris Lawrence-23-Happy Birthday from your Mom & Dad!

Our Halfmann's Cake Cottage Birthday Cake winner is Kelsi Tennison!

If you're celebrating a birthday or anniversary today, we hope it's a Great Day for You!