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City approves Apple Blossom statue downtown

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WENATCHEE — An industrial/chic-style obelisk honoring the city’s long-standing apple blossom traditions will soon fill the new median strip at Orondo Avenue and Columbia Street.

The City Council Thursday unanimously approved $25,100 for the project, which will be funded by the same $500,000 state grant that paid for part of the city’s recently completed overhaul of Wenatchee Avenue.

“The impetus for the project came from the general redevelopment that is occurring along the waterfront,” City Councilman Mark Kulaas said this…

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