AHF officials: Do you have the best granny in town?

Apple Harvest Festival officials want to know: Do you have the best granny in town?

The annual Granny Apple contest returns and officials are looking for children’s submissions.

In their own words and handwriting, children must describe why their grandmother is so special to them and explain why she should be the Granny Apple of the Apple Harvest Festival.

The contest is open to Southington residents in fourth, fifth and sixth grades only. All grandmothers nominated need to be Southington residents. The entries must be in the child’s own handwriting, at a maximum of 150 words.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 20. Entries must include the author’s first and last name, school, grade, home address and daytime phone number, along with the first and last name of the grandmother.

A panel of judges will select the best essay and the winning Grandmother will be designated the “Granny Apple” for the 45th Apple Harvest Festival.  Winners will be notified by phone.

The winner and grandmother will be introduced at the festival’s opening ceremonies and will appear in the parade.

Entries can be mailed to Apple Harvest Festival, P.O. Box 907, Southington, CT, 06489 or they may be hand delivered to the recreation office in Southington Town Hall.