“If you can’t do it with feeling, don’t.” Patsy Cline
Winchester’s hometown girl, Patsy Cline, said it best. All around our beautiful city flower buds are starting to open; the annual pink and green bunting is appearing on windows and doorways. It’s time. Bloom time, that is. From April 23 – May 2, there will be at least 20 events to mark the Festival’s return. The website https://www.thebloom.com offers a tantalizing array of old and new happenings. The Apple Blossom Store is open now in the Apple Blossom Mall so you can show your spirit by purchasing products that support the Festival.
The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will look different. Temporary changes for 2021 include statewide restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings that limit the Festival’s ability to plan major events like parades and the Midway in Old Town Winchester. Large-scale indoor events will transition outdoors under multiple tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. The Festival will scale back ticket availability to comply with the Governor’s Forward Virginia Phase 3 requirements and participation limits. Event-goers should expect to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events.
We are Back in Bloom.
Doors in Bloom.
Stephanie Feltner, founder of The Feltner Group, has combined her love for The Bloom with her savvy eye for finding the perfect house by sponsoring the Doors in Bloom event. Show your festival spirit by decorating your door and compete for a wide variety of prizes. The application deadline is April 20th, so get going before all of the local pink and green ribbons have been purchased. Stephanie and her daughter, Teagan, her sister Jenifer, and her godmother Lee, were all members of Queen Shenandoah’s court at different times over the years. Her mother, Deborah Carper, was the long-standing co-chair of the Queen’s Ball and her father, Barry Carper, is the Festival’s immediate past president. They are a Festival FAMILY!
Pin the (former) President!
Festival President Tommy Price honored former President Barry Carper with a special pin last Friday. It is a longstanding tradition to award the pin to an individual that was instrumental in Festival leadership. Barry is the immediate past president; he steered the 93rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival through the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. Barry has the even greater distinction of being Stephanie Feltner’s father.
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