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Don Seabrook | Signs of a parade

Driving down Orondo Street a few weeks ago I noticed white squares painted on the street at various locations. Having lived here long enough, I knew that the street department was getting ready for its annual job of painting apples along the Apple Blossom Festival parade route.

A quick call to Andy Greer, the city’s street maintenance supervisor, and he agreed to call me when his crew would be going out to finish the job.

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From left, Andy Gill and Steve Donithan with the Wenatchee city street department paint one of 22 apples on the Apple Blossom parade route, this one on Orondo Street Tuesday night, April 19, 2022. The template they use is on their truck at left. The apples, a longstanding tradition, are painted in five colors: yellow, green, pink, red, and gold.

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Andy Gill with the Wenatchee city street department removes a template of an apple after drawing around it in pencil on Orondo Street Tuesday night, April 19, 2022.

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Andy Gill finishes up an apples on Orondo Street Tuesday night, April 19, 2022.

Don Seabrook: (509)661-5225

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I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.

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