To the editor:
The festival will be here soon. It starts this weekend, Friday, Sept. 30, and again for the second weekend in October.
Festival goers enjoy visiting with family and friends. We look forward to enjoying the festival and the welcomed new surprises to explore. Please visit our sponsors, found on Sponsor Row running along Main Street, on the town green starting where Center and Main Street meet. On-site Sponsors this year will be, Platinum Sponsors Liberty Bank who is sponsoring the Apple Harvest Festival Parade again this year, and Cox Communications will be sponsoring the fireworks.
Please stop by all the Sponsor booths who support this festival, Gold Sponsors this year are Parsons Buick (hosting the Road Race), American Medical Response, Price Chopper and Pepsi.
The Silver Sponsors are Lincoln College of New England, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, Just 4 Kids Dentistry, Waste Material Trucking, American Eagle Credit Union, UCONN Medical Center (hosts of the Apple Fritter Eating Contest), HQ Dumpsters, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, C-Tec Solar, Frontier (hosts of the Apple Pie Eating Contest) Goosetown Communica-tions (will not be on site).
The Bronze Sponsors are BL Companies, Community Foundation of New Britain, Farmington Bank, Eversource Energy, Newfield Construction, Tighe & Bond and Hillcrest Village.
This hugely successful festival in its 48th year has support from hundreds of volunteers. The continued support from our sponsors plays a very big part in the overall success of this well-loved and celebrated community event.
Please go to www.southington.org/AHF to see additional supporters and learn more about this year’s festival.
The festival will be held Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. Unlike many other local festivals, Southington’s Apple Harvest Festival runs for two weekends. Our festival offers six days of spectacular fun, delicious food, crafts, a parade, fireworks and live entertainment, and much, more.
In addition there is a children’s carnival offering great family fun. See you there
Melissa Ericksen-Salmon, Apple Harvest Festival Sponsorship Chair