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Perfecting the march

The Eastmont High School marching band practices around East Wenatchee on Thursday. This is the first week of the year they have taken to the streets to perfect their marching and playing style in preparation for the Apple Blossom Festival's grand parade next month. 

WVC students create queen’s festival float

WENATCHEE -- When the queen's float for the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival heads down the Grand Parade route May 2, lots of Wenatchee Valley College students will be watching with pride.

The Apple Citizen

We have come to appreciate the Washington Apple Blossom Festival’s annual announcement of its Apple Citizen of the Year, both for the honors it bestows and for its educational value. The tree fruit industry can be a bit of a closed shop. Those of us on the outside are sometimes unaware of the accomplishments and contributions that advance agriculture and conservation, and therefore have great effect on our local economy and daily life. The award recognizes individuals whose efforts have helped make this the true Apple Capital of the World.

Apple Blossom junior court selected

WENATCHEE — The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival 2015 Junior Royalty was announced Wednesday at each girl’s school.

Top 10 candidate pre-pageant activity

WENATCHEE — The Apple Blossom Festival Top 10 royalty candidates will hand out apples at local area businesses Saturday at the following times:

Competition begins for 2015 Apple Blossom royalty

Selection of the 2015 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royalty begins with the announcement of 37 young women from the Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts. They will compete for a chance to be chosen as one of the 10 candidates who will vie for the Royal Court, consisting of a queen and two princesses.

New theme, logo, officers for Apple Blossom 2015

Dave Herald has been selected to lead the 96th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival as director general. Herald will oversee the board of directors and the progress of the 2015 festival.

Apple Blossom royalty top 10

The Top 10 candidates for the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival royalty were announced Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. Two princesses and a queen will be chosen from the group at the 2013 Royalty Selection Pageant on Feb. 9 at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.

Love a parade? Last-minute entries give Grand Parade a boost

WENATCHEE — Parade entries may not have strictly followed this year’s theme of “Walking on Sunshine.” But they did just about everything else under the sun. Floats glided, bands marched, motorcycles weaved, gymnasts tumbled and horses clip-clopped as the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade rolled through downtown Saturday to highlight the 93rd annual Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.

Serving up 23 years of warm welcomes

WENATCHEE — It was 6 a.m. on parade day, a chilly 43 degrees with clear blue skies and a 100 percent chance of doughnuts. In fact, one of the first tasks Saturday for Greg Oakes, who wrapped up 23 years as hospitality coordinator for the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade at the 93rd annual Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, was to welcome the volunteer crew from Albertson’s — the people with the yummies.