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Apple Festival under way

GETTING READY: Hendersonville High School concert band members practice marching on the track at HHS on Thursday. Band Director Fran Shelton said she has 130 students in band this year. Concert and symphonic band members march in the parade. GETTING READY: Hendersonville High School concert band members practice marching on the track at HHS on Thursday. Band Director Fran Shelton said she has 130 students in band this year. Concert and symphonic band members march in the parade.

The 68th North Carolina Apple Festival got under way today with big crowds at the traditional kickoff breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

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The annual festival, one of the largest in Western North Carolina, officially kicks off with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by entertainment on stage, the street fair and apple vendors on Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street.

 

The county's four high school bands were practicing their marching for Monday's King Apple Parade, the traditional end of the four-day festival.