Thursday, November 12, 2015

Looking for the next Apple Blossom Cotillion Queen

High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) are invited to participate in the 60th annual Apple Blossom Cotillion.

One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens. This special community event has become both a unique tradition and a rite of passage for area young people. Girls and their escorts present themselves and perform with and without their escorts. They are also interviewed by a panel of judges

This year’s production will feature music from throughout the event’s six decades and a special presentation to the very first Apple Blossom Queen, Joan Ryan Bishop. The directors of the 2015 Cotillion are Pam Shaughnessy, Kyla White, and Carrie Jewell. The master of ceremonies for the 16th consecutive year is Larry Kraft, Director of Development for SMCS.

Proceeds from the event are used for the Dr. E Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and to benefit Springfield Hospital and community health centers of SMCS.

An orientation for all parents and participants, including elementary school, is on Sunday, January 3 at 1 pm. Weekly rehearsals for high school couples start immediately after that orientation. Rehearsals for elementary school participants start on Sunday, February 21. It all culminates with performances on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield, VT.

Applications are available at www.springfieldmed.org and at area high schools. Applications must be received by December 7.

For information, call Larry Kraft, 885-7644, or lkraft@springfieldmed.org . Looking for the Next Apple Blossom Cotillion Queen

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