Apple Harvest Festival

Apple Harvest volunteers are still needed

September 18, 2015
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Volunteers are still needed for Apple Harvest Festival volunteers. Sign up on-line at www.Southington.org. Click on the Apple Harvest icon, go to the Green Box “Click to view Volunteer Opportun-ities,” and select your day and timeslot. Volunteers are needed for beverage, finance, carnival, t-shirt booth, inflatables, information, and parade route chaperones. Volunteers are still needed…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for years

September 18, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Secondo named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 17, 2015
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Art Secondo will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Apple Harvest parade.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee has announced that former long-time CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Art Secondo will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Apple Harvest Festival parade. Christopher Palmieri, Town Councilor and Co-Chairman of the festival’s Supervisory Committee, said Secondo was selected by a unanimous vote.…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Michelle White is the woman behind the volunteers

August 27, 2015
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Michelle White will be helping this year’s volunteers as the Apple Harvest Festival Volunteer Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Former Queen Alyssa Pappas organizes the hostesses

August 20, 2015
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Former Apple Harvest Queen Alyssa Pappas mentors another crop of hostesses as the Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. This year’s festival (Oct. 2 to Oct 4 and Oct. 9 to Oct. 11) will include everything that visitors have come to expect, from a parade and road race on the first weekend to the…

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Applications are available for Apple Harvest Hostesses

May 24, 2015
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The Apple Harvest Committee has announced that Apple Harvest Hostess applications are being accepted for this year’s festival. This fall will mark the 47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, and the Apple Harvest Hostesses have been serving the festival since its inception. Hostesses get to see first-hand how our community can come together to celebrate the…

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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

May 21, 2015
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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 47th Anniversary Poster? This is a great opportunity to share your talent with the community as well as a chance to win multiple prizes. Each participant must design a poster reflecting the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “Growing Community…

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2014 Apple Harvest Festival generated $5,000 for SCS

February 25, 2015
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After another successful Apple Harvest Festival, members of the Festival Supervisory Committee voted unanimously to donate $5,000 to Southington Community Services. Front, from left, Melissa Ericksen, Victoria Triano, and Denise Lewicki. Back, Dave Lapreay, Tom Lombardi, SCS Director Janet Mellon, Chris Palmieri, Mark Sciota, Judy Miceli.

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Apple themed eating contests are a big part of the Apple Harvest Festival. Above, Nick Rappi tears into an apple pie during a contest.
For more festival photos, see page 19.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

October 8, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sunny skies and cool temps drew record numbers to the start of the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The church bells in the center of town seemed to ring as the first runner as Nick Garcia materialized at the far end of the Town Green. Nobody else was even close at the front of the 5K event, and the former Blue Knight bounded down the street in rhythm…

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