News Maker Dario Savarese discusses free SABF events

News Maker Dario Saverese speaks with Scott Bradley about the quickly approaching Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s free events such as the Grand Feature Parade and the Friday night fireworks display.

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News Maker Dario Savarese discusses free SABF events

News Maker Dario Saverese speaks with Scott Bradley about the quickly approaching Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s free events such as the Grand Feature Parade and the Friday night fireworks display.

News Makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

SABF names Phil Glaize as Court Ambassador

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The 96th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced that Phil Glaize will be joining the celebration as a Court Ambassador for the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Bella Astin.

The Coronation will take place at John Handley High School on May 5th at 1:30 pm.

Glaize is a Winchester resident who has managed Fred L. Glaize L.C for over 35 years.

His organization operates 600 acres of apple orchards, a cold storage facility, packing operations, and sales activities.

In 2022, he was acknowledged as the “Apple Person of the Year” based on feedback from his peers nationwide.

Glaize has also been affiliated with the Old Town Cidery and Rotary and is currently chair of Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

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Brian Sullivan selected as SABF Grand Marshall

The 96th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced Brian Sullivan as the Grand Marshall.

Sullivan is a 1989 Graduate of James Wood High School and anchor of CNBC’s 7:00 pm show “Last Call.”

He originally moved to the area in ninth grade and graduated from James Wood before attending Virginia Tech.

He has spent over 25 years in financial journalism and television and has been nominated for Emmys and the prestigious Loeb Award.

Sullivan will attend numerous festival events on Friday and appear in both Firefighters’ and Grand Feature Parades.

Along with the announcement of the Grand Marshall  Apple Blossom Official announced the Store is now open for Official Festival clothing and souvenirs with hours found here.

Apple Blossom Ticket and events information is found here.

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SABF seeks volunteers to revitalize parade floats

The 96th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is quickly approaching, and they announced that your help is needed for one of the most important parts of the parade.

The Festival’s sixteen floats need freshening up after their yearly storage in the Noland’s Plumbing Supply Building on Papermill Road.

From now until the end of April, volunteers will meet to help dust, clean, patch, build and paint the floats which will be used in the upcoming parades.

The open work times include Wednesdays from 1-6 pm, Saturdays from 1-8 pm and Sundays from 1- 6 pm.

All supplies are provided.

Credit certificates for volunteer hours are available.

For questions or more information, call 540-662-3863 or just show up at the warehouse.

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SABF prepares to name Honorary Grand Marshals

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As the 96th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival continues to draw closer, President Sharen Groomling will announce the two Honorary Grand Marshals this week.

On Tuesday at noon, the Honorary Grand Marshals will be announced at a press conference at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

All are welcome as the festival recognizes two individuals who have dedicated their lives to making this community special.

Some of the previous Honorary Grand Marshals include the Winchester Police Department’s K-9 Kota, Wounded Warrior Capt. Leslie Smith, and former Senator Harry Byrd Jr.

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