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Remembering those lost at sea

WENATCHEE — State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Monday tossed a flag-adorned wreath off the Pipeline Pedestrian Bridge Monday with East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy and Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz and watched as the Columbia River’s strong spring current carried it down stream. The local American Legion organized the Memorial Day event, which commemorated soldiers lost at sea.

Apple Blossom: A parade in pictures

Now that's a crowd. Propelled into the streets by fair skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, folks swept into the Memorial Park Food Fair and Craft Fair just after Saturday's 11 a.m. Apple Blossom Grand Parade.

Grand marshal Doug Head will be up front

Doug Head is grand marshal of the 2013 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade. Doug is retiring in August as regional director for Children’s Home Society, a position he’s filled for 29 years. Apple Blossom Festival leaders announced his selection as grand marshal at the 12th Annual Sweetheart Luncheon for Kids on April 17. He was also honored at the All Service Club Luncheon on Wednesday.

Once a Queen: Deloma Ensley Sherwood, 1973

Deloma Ensley Sherwood reigned over the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in 1973. Since then she’s helped other young contenders polish their poise as a style and presentation consultant.

Once a Queen — 1963

Mary Radewan Heinz was queen of the 1963 Apple Blossom Festival

Royalty float schedule

The Apple Blossom Festival float and royalty will attend the following events:May 4: Apple Blossom Festival Grand Parade May 11: Manson Apple Blossom Festival Parade

Classy Chassis 2013 is all revved up

EAST WENATCHEE — Beep beep! Make way for Classy Chassis! The annual Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show is celebrating its 28th year.

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade Lineup

This is the parade lineup as of April 18. For an up-to-date list, check out the festival website,

Apple Blossom Junior Royalty

The 2013 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Junior Royalty court is, from left, Princess Isabel Hyde, Queen Abby Wilt and Princess Meztli Gonzalez. The junior court will ride in Saturday’s Keyes Fibre Youth Parade and will carry the festival banner during the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on May 4.

Apple Blossom Festival entertainment schedule

The Verizon Wireless Entertainment stage in Memorial Park will again feature some of the best talent the area has to offer over the course of the 11-day festival.

Food vendors serve up tasty treats

Hungry? Then make your way over to the food fair at Memorial Park, where there are a variety of vendors who will satisfy all of your cravings. The food fair opens Thursday and will continue daily throughout the festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., although some vendors may stay open later. This year’s vendors and their offerings:

Apple Blossom Festival princess float wins in Tacoma

WENATCHEE — The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival princess float earned the Community Float Award at Saturday’s Daffodil Parade in Tacoma. Apple Blossom Queen Emily Abbott and princesses Madi Still and Maggie Chvilicek rode on the float.

Apple Blossom Art 4 Kidz entries due this weekend

WENATCHEE — Drop-off times for Art 4 Kidz entries are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Blossom Festival office. This is the only time artwork will be accepted. Categories include photography, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art for pre-kindergartners through 12th-graders.

Second car show coming to Apple Blossom Festival

WENATCHEE — A second car show is coming to the Wenatchee Valley during this year’s Apple Blossom Festival. The festival has added a car show that will start at 6 p.m. Friday, May 3. Vehicles will be parked along Wenatchee Avenue between First and Fifth streets.

Former Seahawk to speak at luncheon

Former Seattle Seahawks fullback and assistant running back coach Mack Strong will be the guest speaker at the Apple Blossom Festival All-Service Club Luncheon.

Apple Blossom Junior Royalty chosen

The members of the 2013 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Junior Royalty were crowned on Wednesday. Queen Abby Wilt goes to The River Academy in Wenatchee and is the daughter of Bob and Jackie Wilt. Princess Meztli Gonzalez goes to Rock Island Elementary and is the daughter of Erick and Alejandra Gonzalez. Princess Isabel Hyde goes to Sunnyslope Elementary and is the daughter of Dave and Mary Hyde.