Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Stemilt Growers Grand Parade

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2016 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade

~Saturday, May 7, 11am ~


2015 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade RESULTS

FLOATS:


Grand Sweepstakes Award

(The highest float award.  Given to most outstanding float in the parade, regardless of division.)

  • Chewelah #82


Community Sweepstakes Award

(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community division.)

  • Capital Lakefair #52


SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD

(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community/Volunteer Made Division.)

  • Deer Park #65


STEMILT GROWERS Sponsor’s Choice Award

(Given to the Sponsors favorite float, regardless of division.)

  • Port Townsend #92


Royalty Choice Award

(Apple Blossom Royalty’s favorite float regardless of division)

  • Couer d'Alene #18


*GOLDEN APPLE AWARD

(Awarded to a float deserving special recognition.)

  • Sunnyside #23


1st Place (Given in each Community Division based on population.)

Division A (Population over 100,000) Tacoma Daffodil #60

Division B (Population 40,000-99,999) Marysville #71

Division C (Population 5,000-39,999) Prosser #100

Division D (Population 2,000-4,999) Cashmere #35

Division E (Population Under 2,000) Leavenworth #48


EQUESTRIAN UNITS:    (Cleanliness of Horse & Tack; Riding Apparel; Crowd  Appeal; Parade Presence)

Best Royalty Equestrian            Miss Omak Stampede #57

Best Group Equestrian              Ellensburg Rodeo Posse #84

Best Costume Equestrian          Othello's Distinguished Young Woman #45

Novelty Equestrian                   Rancho Los Lagos #96

Judge’s Award                         Hispanos Unidos #37

Equestrian Most Original Clean-Up Crew     Miss Moses Lake Round Up #37


SPECIALTY UNITS:    (Uniqueness; Crowd Appeal; and Costumes)

1st Place Specialty                    The Beat Goes On Band #43

2nd Place Specialty                    Independence Day Celebration #62

3rd Place Specialty                    Mission Ridge Ski Team #97

Most Original Specialty Unit        Wenatchee Eagles  #46


Band Results

Div Rank Name



Sweepstakes
Kennedy
Best Drum Major overall
Wenatchee



AAAA 1 Mariner
AAAA 2 South Kitsap



AAA 1 Sumner



AA 1 West Valley Spokane



A 1 Hoquiam
A 2 Cashmere



BB 1 Manson
BB 2 Tonasket


Drill/Aux. Units

Div Name


AAAA University


AAA Sumner


AA West Valley Spokane


A Chimacum


BB Waterville







Wenatchee & Eastmont (except drum major) do not participate in bandawards as the hosts, although Wenatchee scored highest.

Sweepstakes winner is best overall band, regardless of division.
1st & 2nd places are indicated by division, with music caption as the tie breaker.
Best drum major is awarded regardless of division.
Drum major score is not included in band scores.


2015 Grand Marshal - Wenatchee Valley College

The Apple Blossom Festival is proud to announce the Grand Marshal for this year is Wenatchee Valley College.  The honor was presented by Apple Blossom Festival Queen Gabby Waterman, Princess Francesca Nevil, and Director General Dave Herald at the college’s Winetasia event on Saturday, March 21.  Accepting the honor was WVC President Dr. Jim Richardson.

“We are so very lucky to have Wenatchee Valley College in our backyard as they have transformed the lives of so many people in our community.  We are thrilled to honor all aspects of the college, celebrating 75 years of learning, as this year’s Grand Marshal,” says 2015 Director General Dave Herald.


Wenatchee Valley College is truly a college for the community.  The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program that benefits under-served populations as they help students from migrant/seasonal farm-working backgrounds during their first year of college.  The Worker Retraining and Opportunity Grant help students with funds to cover tuition, books, etc. for up to 45 credits in qualified programs.  This has enabled many students with families of their own to receive the credits they needed to further their education at four-year universities and beyond. The agriculture industry is vital to our community and the Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program (HOEEP) has trained people in technology and management skills to increase their contributions to their workplace.  Many program graduates have gone on to manage and even purchase their own orchards due to the training and leadership skills they learned from this program.

The WVC practical nursing program began in the late 1950’s and continues through the early 80’s as a separate program.  The RN program began in 1971, after the Deaconess School of Nursing closed down, and has continued to grow from there.  Today the nursing program consists of seven quarters and 123 credits. In the last 10 years, 2,000 students have graduated from the WVC Nursing program and it is estimated that 76% of nursing graduates are employed in the region and 82% of the nurses working at Central Washington Hospital came from the WVC Nursing program.

Community College is a great stepping stone for transfer students of all ages, whether they plan to attend a trade school or a four year university.  However,  Wenatchee Valley College offers high-quality instruction and real-world work experience to help students prepare for their careers which many find right here in our valley after just two years of education.

The theme of the 2015 Apple Blossom Festival is “It’s a Family Tradition” and Wenatchee Valley College is truly “family” in our community as generations of spouses, parents, grandparents and siblings have attended WVC.


As the Grand Marshal, the college will be honored at the All Service Club Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29.  Dr. Jim Richardson, President, will ride in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on Saturday, May 2 followed by representatives from each department at WVC.  The Grand Marshal is sponsored by Colonial Vista Communities and Vista Rehab Therapy.


For more information on the Grand Marshals, visit www.cwvc.edu.


The All Service Club Luncheon is open to the public.  Tickets are $25 for a single ticket and $225 for a Table of 10 at www.appleblossom.org, at the Festival Office (2 S. Chelan Ave.) or by calling 509.662.3616.





**Wenatchee (except drum major) does not participate in band awards as the host, although they scored highest.

**Eastmont opts out of the judging process

**Sweepstakes winner is best overall band, regardless of division

**1st & 2nd places are indicated by division, with music caption as the tie breaker

**Best Drum Major is awarded regardless of division

**Drum Major score is not included in band score



AUXILLIARY/DRILL TEAMS:    (Precision; Appearance; Originality; and Audience Appreciation)

AAAA Division              1st Place          None

AAA Division                1st Place          Kennedy High School

AA Division                  1st Place          West Valley High School, Spokane

A Division                    1st Place          None

B Division                    1st Place          Waterville High School

**Wenatchee & Eastmont do not participate in awards as the hosts

Grand Parade Hospitality provided by

Parade Route

The Grand Parade will travel down Orondo St., turn left on Wenatchee Ave., and continue on Wenatchee Ave. to 7th. 

For more info and Press Release, click HERE to link to The Wenatchee World January 19 article. Graphic provided by The Wenatchee World

2014 Marshals...Bob Parlette, Eliot Scull, and the late Gordon Congdon

The Apple Blossom Festival is proud to announce the Grand Marshals for 2014 are Bob Parlette, Eliot Scull, and the late Gordon Congdon; all three men have been instrumental in the creation of the Apple Capital Loop Trail and it’s extensions.

“There are many aspects of our valley that make this a great place to live.  Twenty years ago the Apple Capital Loop Trail was completed, giving us access to our beautiful river and the many outdoor activities we enjoy.  We are thrilled to honor these three men for their efforts and vision.  Thanks to them, we are “Livin’ the Dream” each and every day”, says 2014 Director General Pat McDonald.


Bob Parlette has served the community in countless ways, from his tireless advocacy for community trails systems in the Greater Wenatchee Area, and has been the guiding force to create our beloved Apple Capital Loop Trail. He has served many years as the chair of the Complete the Loop Coalition, and now he has spearheaded a remarkable effort to create the Rocky Reach Trail, which will connect Lincoln Rock State Park to the northern terminus of the Loop Trail.

Dr. Eliot Scull has been instrumental in founding non-profits in North Central Washington that have been transformative to our communities: the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club, the Complete the Loop Coalition, and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. For each of these organizations, Eliot and his wife Tina, have infused game-changing leadership and funds at critical junctures to allow each organization to make significant gains in leveraging community support.  Most recently, the Sculls gifted over $1.1 M to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, as a leadership gift in its $8.6 M campaign.  The Land Trust is now a prominent community-based organization with over 1,100 members, a direct result of their leadership.

After nearly 54 years as a physician, Gordon Congdon worked tirelessly with Bob Parlette and many others in the Complete the Loop Coalition, to develop the eastside portion of the 10-mile loop trail that runs along both sides of the Columbia River.  A portion of the eastside trail was named in honor of his father, Russell T. Congdon.  Up until the last two years of his life, he was a regular biker on the Loop Trail.  Gordon often remarked that he was the luckiest man alive to have been able to spend nearly his whole life among friends in Wenatchee.

As the Grand Marshals, they will be honored at the All Service Club Luncheon on Wednesday, April 30 and ride in the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade on Saturday, May 3.  The Grand Marshal is sponsored by Colonial Vista Communities and Vista Rehab Therapy.

For more information on the Grand Marshals, visit www.cdlandtrust.org.

The All Service Club Luncheon is open to the public.  Tickets are $25 for a single ticket and $225 for a Table of 10 at www.appleblossom.org, at the Festival Office (2 S. Chelan Ave.) or by calling 509.662.3616.


2014 Lineup



CONTACT

Washington State
Apple Blossom Festival
2 S. Chelan Ave.
PO Box 2836
Wenatchee, WA 98807

509-662-3616