Meet Apple Festival ‘core’

Meet the “core” committee, the central command which meets nearly year round to organize the annual Nappanee Apple Festival. They include, seated from left, Pam Shaw, secretary, scholarship pageant, brochure; Gale Gerber, rides, sound, city liaison; Donna Persing, treasurer, raffle, float; Brandi Kitson, commercial exhibits, entertainment; standing, from left, Sam Beachy, director; Maynard Miller, entertainment; Lora Beachy, crafter exhibits; Mel Stutzman, apple peeling, cross cut saw. Not pictured are John Loucks, electrician, food concessions, and Larry Andrews, corporate sponsors.