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We Appreciate Our Sponsors We Appreciate the Many Contributions of Our Volunteers & Sponsors & the Cooperation of Springville Organizations & Business Owners.

Springville Sierra Rodeo Association: Parking Eagle Mountain Casino: Shuttle Buses & Drivers Finance & Thrift: Flyers & Posters A Very Special Thank You OACYS Technology (website hosting) Phoenix Computing (Mike Proctor-Webmaster) Moore Backhoe Services Springville Volunteer Fire Company REACT Ron & Erma Marangi Western Waste Management Law Offices of Robert Krase & Alex Reed-Krase John Huizinga Porterville Boy Scout Troop # 132 Baker Commodities Springville Memorial District (park & parking) Springville Union School (parking) Sequoia Dawn Apartments (vendor booths) Weisenberger’s Ace Hardware Tulare County Fire Station (Springville) Paul Hankins

Fat Tire Classic Action Sports Axiom Graphics Chaguitos Bakery CHP China Peak Ski Resort Gifford’s Market In Shape City Health Club Marty Lalanne CPA R.E.I Rubber Soul Bicyles Save Mart Super Markets Sierra Forest Products Sierra Cycle Werks Springville Building Supply Stevens Cylcery Tri-Sport Visalia Cyclery Robert Krase Seqouia Mountain Adventures Bank of Sierra

Apple Run Subway Walmart Distribution Center The Hamburger Stand SCICON Springville Building Supply Callico Mermaid Bear Creek Apples

Sign Locations Fruit Growers River Island Real Estate The Orange Works Crouzet Irrigation David & Carrie Ertl Eagle Feather Trading Post

Property Owners & Tenants

Ron & Erma Marangi Springville Building Supply Roady’s Towing The Hamburger Stand USDA Forest Services The Patton House Gift & Thrift Shop Sequoia Ranch/Borror Family Cooper Walden Sequoia Dawn Apartments

Springville Inn Springville Memorial District Giffords Market Dr. Frank Baughman SPUD Tule River Laundry Scott Ward Dental Lab Dos Okie’s

The Springville Apple Festival Committee is an auxiliary committee under the umbrella of The Springville Community Club of Tulare County, Inc.


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Springville Welcomes You! Welcome to the 33rd Springville Apple Festival October 19 & 20, 2013 The Springville Apple Festival Committee, the residents and businesses of Springville welcomes you to this year’s Festival. We’ve been busy throughout the year “polishing the apple” for this year’s Festival and trust that you will have a safe, fun, friendly and enjoyable experience. “Thank You” to all who have made this year’s Festival possible and to those

in the past as well; to our vendors, businesses, property owners, tenants, law enforcement, suppliers, donors, contributors and volunteers. Without you this Festival would not be able to exist. “Thank You” for 33 years of service, dedication and hard work. To our Apple Festival Committee, “Thank You” just doesn’t convey what’s in my heart. I am so blessed to work with and along side each and every one of you. Enjoy the Festival, have fun and be safe! Joyce Eshelman, Event Chair

The 2013 Apple Festival Committee Joyce Eshelman - Event Chair Donna Moore -Administration Division Chair Melissa Moore - Secretary Jerry McCleary - Treasurer David Eshelman - Parliamentarian Joyce & David Eshelman - Property Management Wes Maas - Publicity Norma Inabinette - Permits/Insurance/Contracts Beck Henry - Fat Tire Classic Race - Chair Alex Reed-Krase - Apple Runs & Walk - Chair Josh Leever - Operations Division - Chair Jeanne & Ralph Preall - Transportation Coordinators Steve & Vickie Brown - Transportation Team Mike McMahon - Transportation Team David Eshelman - Security Norma Inabinette - Crossings/Traffic Control Larry & Juana Gray - Crossings/Traffic Control Anne Beveridge - Volunteer Coordinator Judi King - Applications Division - Chair Melissa & Loyd Lucas - Applications Team Marilyn McMahon - Applications Team Judi & Greg King - Booth Assignments This years T-shirt’s logo was designed by Tom Marcotte of Central Coast Adworks. The shirts are available at the Patton House Gift & Thrift Shop (Directly across the street from the Fire Station) in downtown Springville.

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Springville Apple Festival Schedule of Events

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


WHEREAS: The Springville Community has united together for more than 150 years to share its rich history, heritage and culture; and

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WHEREAS: History tells us that in the late 1800’s some bold pioneer spirits determined to plant apple orchards along the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills; and

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WHEREAS: Then and now, Springville is officially recognized as the “Apple Capital” of Tulare County; and

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WHEREAS: The community pride of our citizens sparks a festive atmosphere throughout the year; and

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WHEREAS: The year of 2013 the Springville community is celebrating its 33rd Annual Apple Festival; and


WHEREAS: Visitors return again and again for the family-style, good old-fashioned fun-filled days of apples, food, arts, crafts and entertainment; and

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WHEREAS: The Springville community welcomes you on the weekend of October 19 and 20, this special fall festival, one of the four seasons of magnificent scenery, recreational opportunities, cattle country, historic sites and apple orchards;

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Therefore be it resolved: We the Springville Chamber of Commerce do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2013 to be celebrated as Springville Apple Month.

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Springville, California Tulare County’s Apple Capital

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All Activities At The Springville Veterans Memorial Park Unless Another Location Noted Family Town is at Sequoia Dawn with games & kiddies’ mechanical rides! Background music provided by Walt Groves

Shuttle to town provided by Eagle Mountain Casino 4

Springville Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast Apple Run - Start (pre-registered only) Meet on Bridge Street Booths Open Apple Run Awards Springville Mountain Lions Lunch Booths Close

Springville Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast Fat Tire Classic Registration At Rio Vista Ave. Booths Open Fat Tire Classic Race Begins At Rio Vista Ave. Springville Mountain Lions Lunch Fat Tire Classic Race Awards At Rio Vista Ave. Booths Close

33rd Annual Springville Apple Festival October 19 & 20, 2013 Located in the Heart of Downtown Springville, California email - 559.539.0619

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Apple Fest Entertainment! Last Pitch of the Climb Performances at random in the park Saturday & Sunday Look for them under the gazebo.

Last Pitch of the Climb is a musical performance ensemble which grew out of a class offered at Summit Charter Collegiate Academy. Now 7 years ago the original group began to do performances built around a theme of wilderness areas, endangered species and historical places. Along with their original song the group performs Blues, Country Western and Old Cowboy selections.

Over the past 7 years the group has performed over 400 shows including major concerts at the Lone Pine Film History Museum, Death Valley, Sequoia National Park and River Park ‘Music on the Mall’ in Fresno. The group performed about 50 shows per year including school assemblies, retirement homes, County Fairs, Food Fests and City Park Music Festivals. Over the years the group has done 4 major CD Albums, 7 Music Videos and numerous single CD’s.

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Springville Women’s Club

Pies & tarts made by Springville Women’s Club are just part of the yummy apple treats created every year for the Springville Apple Festival. Contact the Springville Women’s Club, P.O. Box 541, Springville


Apple pies and apple tarts are homemade and sold at our booth in the Springville Park close to the gazebo. The pies and tarts are made, baked, and sold by the members of our club. This is one of two fund raisers we have for our club. The second being our food booth at the rodeo each year on the last weekend in April. Our club uses our funds raised by these two fund raisers to support the youth of our local community. We help out with different projects, field trips, and scholarships at Springville Unified School. We have supported Springville Little League in the past. We sponsor an annual Easter Egg Hunt, and co-sponsor a Christmas Party with the Springville Lions Club. We give college scholarships to two (2) graduation high school students, that attended Springville School sometime between K - 8th grade. We have funded Springville School’s “Character Counts” program for the past few years. We host a “Staff Appreciation” luncheon each March for the staff at Springville School. Every December we donate to the Porterville Developmental Center for them to purchase Christmas gifts for their clients. Along with all of the above mentioned sponsorships, we meet the third (3rd) Tuesday of each month and have a lot of fun meetings from our annual soup supper meeting in January, a Valentine gift exchange in February, appreciation dinner in either May or June, to a field trip to Balch Park Pack Station every July. We top the year off with a Christmas Dinner and gift exchange every December. Any women living in the Springville area is welcome to join us and expect to experience good fellowship, eats, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

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Apple Burrito ‘s VFW Post 9499

The “Apple Burrito” Story In the early 1990’s (1991-92) at a Springville VFW Post 9499 meeting, it was discussed that the Post did not have an apple related product to connect them to Springville’s Apple Festival. The Post participated up to that point with portable snow-cone and popcorn machines in which fifty-cents got you a VFW product to enjoy. Members Perry Pattersen, Walt Braddy and Don Smith gathered at Don’s home to discuss and develop a quality apple product worthy of the festival.

The first year the apple burrito was introduced at the Apple Festival resulted in a lot of the product being consumed by VFW members because it went unsold. Input from Post members began to fine tune the now “Famous VFW Apple Burritos” Don vaguely had something in mind and recipe. Even the name was a process that was had materials of different types to experi- researched and developed and the original ment with and to test. The goal was to pro- name has been lost in memory. duce something that had good presentation and taste, while providing a method for it to The “Famous VFW Apple Burrito” is now be made and sold with a volunteer (VFW) a very successful product and represents the staff. The end result from this product re- Post’s biggest fund raiser. The Post mandate search session was the apple burrito. is to support Veterans, Widows of Veterans and Children of Veterans. The Springville

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VFW Post 9499 does that by funding a Porterville Community College endowment for qualified Veterans, donating to the Veterans home, disaster relief when needed, and the VFW blood donation account. The Post also supports local schools with the VFW National Essay Contest and scholarship monies to the graduation class at Springville School. They continue to look for ways to benefit Veterans and our local community. The Post is small in numbers, but big in community goals.


A Long Tradtion of Volunteering Porterville Boy Scout Troop 132 Porterville Scout Troop 132 has gained some new recruits since last year and their role at the Apple Festival has expanded as well. “Look for the boys in the lime green shirts.” Per Matt Moore, Scout Master, “the shirts are the color of smashed grasshoppers!” If that doesn’t paint a picture what will? Matt and Committee Chair, Rick Dunn, supervise a troop of 21 boys ranging in age from 11 to 18. You will find them scattered from the Rodeo Grounds to Sequoia Dawn, keeping the food courts clean and stocking the cleaning stations and portable restrooms. The boys are working hard to raise money to attend a Youth


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Leadership Conference and past camping trips included the Florida Sea Base High Adventure Campout. Of course I asked “what’s a High Adventure Campout?” In the Florida trip, participants are dropped off on an island with “limited food” and must fill in for the 7 days they are there. In other trips, the scouts have canoed from Eli, Montana into Canada and climbed Mt. Whitney. It seems scouting offers a lot of challenges and a chance to see quite a bit of this country. Don’t miss Scout Troop 132’s Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, the day before the Veterans’ Parade in Porterville. For more information about scouting, give Matt a call at 559-539-3000.

Springville Boy Scout Troop 137 The Springville Boy Scout Troop #137 is proud to participate in the Springville Apple Festival year after year. Their booth is located in the Springville Memorial Park right next to the Springville Mountain Lions Booth. According to Scoutmaster, Dave Matthews, the “Troop” sells; caramel apples, all soda flavors, water, Gatorade and cotton candy in their booth. The Springville Boy Scout Troop #137 is a small but very active troop. This year, the “troop” has four Boy Scouts that are seniors in high school and have just completed all of their scouting requirements to become Eagle Scouts including their Eagle Scout projects. These four young men became official

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Eagle Scouts during the month of September of this year. The “Troop” is pleased with the projects that they have been able to complete so far for this year, namely; a complete exterior restoration to the Springville Church of the Nazarene, located directly across the street from Springville Union School. They repaired the stucco and repainted the entire church building which also included the sanding and repainting of their church signs. In additional, they put in a handicapped sidewalk to assist the disabled. Another project the “Troop” did this year was restoring all the picnic benches in the Balch Park campground which is located in the Sequoia National Forest just above Springville.

This included welding, wood replacement, sanding and repainting of approximately 35 tables. And finally, the “Troop” completed a pit BBQ made of river rock with a huge crank up grill

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located on the grounds of Lake Success which is 8 miles east of Porterville traveling along scenic Highway 190 towards the little town of Springville.


The Springville Mountain Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast & BBQ Lunch

The Springville Mountain Lions’ Club booth is located in Springville Memorial Park on the north side, next to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Station. The “Lions” have been partici-


pating in the Springville Apple Festival since its inception in 1980, and has been in the same location as it is at this Festival, in the Springville Memorial Park.

Lions’ club members serve up their annual traditional breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. The breakfast menu consists of pancakes, sausage along with applesauce and a beverage. Guests enjoy eating their breakfast while visiting with family, friends, neighbors and new acquaintances in the food court also located in the Springville Memorial Park. Lunch preparations begin around 10:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The Lions’ lunch menu offers two choices; their famous barbequed tri-tip cole slaw burritos, served with chili beans and corn on the cob or their barbequed chicken wings served with chili beans and corn on the cob.

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Maintaining a booth year after year at the Springville Apple Festival helps the Springville Mountain Lions raise additional funds to invest back in to our community by supporting local youth activities such as school events, boys and girls scout troops and add-ons for Springville youth at the Porterville Fair, plus scholarships for local Springville youth graduates. The Springville Mountain Lions Club expresses their gratitude to all the attendees of the Springville Apple Festival who help in their fund-raising efforts by having their breakfast and lunch meals at their booth year after year. Welcome and enjoy this year’s Springville Apple Festival.

The Patton House Gift & Thrift Shop is the little jewel of Springville. The house was built in the late 19th century for Alonso and Annette Belle Patton whose pictures are found over the archway when you enter the door. It was later acquired by others who first rented it and eventually sold it to the Springville Community Club in the late 1970’s. Under the Club’s ownership, the Patton House has served the community for more than three decades as a gift and thrift shop with proceeds returning to the community in the form of scholarships, sponsorships, and other monetary donations. The Patton House Gift & Thrift Shop receives donated items of clothing, small appliances, kitchen items, bedding, linens, and home décor which are sold at amazingly low prices. “We are our own best customers” is a sentiment nearly every volunteer cashier has shared over the years. The shop is staffed entirely by volunteers from the Community Club.

In the gift shop, visitors can buy unique homemade knitted items like baby cowboy boots, afghans, aprons, little girls’ dresses and sweaters, handmade purses and other items. The store is a wonderful way for local crafters to market their creations. The Patton House also features locally produced foods like Armstrong Olives, Eagle Olive Oil, BeeKeepers Daughter local honey, apple jams, jellies, syrups and granola and assorted nuts. It also boasts a wide selection of greeting cards and you will find soaps, lotions, knick knacks, yard art, and the list goes on. Stop by anytime. The Patton House is open 363 days a year, closing only on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Hours are from 10 AM to 4PM and the phone number is 559539-3993.

Springville’s Patton House serves as headquarters for the Springville Community Club, sponsors of the Springville Apple Festival.

Get Your 2013 Springville Apple Festival T-Shirts At the Patton House

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Concerts in the Park History The Springville Concerts in the Park was the brainchild of Dottie Hammond, a member of the Springville Apple Festival Committee. During one of the Apple Festival Committee meetings,in the beginning of 2000, Dottie convinced the Committee to put together a series of concerts for the community to enjoy. Dottie was willing to arrange for several groups of musical entertainers to come to the park and play for the enjoyment of the community,the Committee agreed and SPRINGVILLE CONCERTS IN THE PARK began. During the first year of Concerts in the Park, Dottie and her family moved to the Coast due to Dottie’s health. There was a need for a spokesperson to cover the remaining concerts, Phyllis Taylor stepped

trial venture that has continued for 15 years!!!! Typically the Concert series runs every other Friday evening from the last Friday evening in May to the first Friday in September. A series of eight concerts every year. The Concerts run from 7:00 until 9:00 in the evening. The Concerts are FREE to attend. Donations are accepted to help with the cost of the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Photo credit Michael Coffman

up to the challenge and has been the involvement the Springville Apple Concerts organizer and hostess ever Festival Committee was willing to since. fund the expense of the bands with the Springville Community Club In the spirit of true community sponsoring the Concerts by covering the insurance needs of the venture. It was felt that these two groups would be showing their appreciation to the community for all it has done to support them. This was a

On several occasions local groups in Springville surprise such as; the Springville Fire Department passes out free popcorn, and the Springville Church of the Nazarene has on many a concert night served free ice cream and root beer floats to the public. The Springville Chamber of Commerce supports the Concerts series by providing flyers and posters for the event and also publishes on the back of theProgram the many events scheduled in Springville during the year. On one particularly hot summer night (about 110 degrees) it was felt that the Concert needed to be cancelled but Springville would not let that happen. They showed up anyway. The Springville Inn stepped up and offered to let us have the concert in their patio where misters were able to keep the band more comfortable, and there was even dancing in the parking lot of the Springville Inn!!!!. Concerts has never tried to cancel another event-Springville LOVES their Concerts


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Springville’s Cub Scouts Cub Scout Pack 137 Sponsored by the Springville Mountain Lions, Scout Pack 137 has been active in Springville for over 50 years. The pack is run by volunteers, including parents of current and former scouts. The new Cubmaster, Elijah Youssefi, is a former scout himself, and brings enthusiasm and new skills to the pack. Cub Scout Pack 137 provides many exciting opportunities and experiences for its young members, who range in age from 7 to 12. Throughout the year, the boys work on developing skills in leadership, citizenship, sportsmanship, outdoorsmanship, fitness, and craftsmanship. During the past year, the boys have taken ice skating lessons, watched little league hockey, gone bowling, gone fishing, gone camping with other scouting families, gone on nature hikes, gone to Mcdermont’s Field House, and attended summer

cub scout day camp in Porterville. A central part of the scouts’ mission is to be good citizens, and the boys regularly engage in service projects such as canned food drives, Public Lands Day cleanups, letter-writing to service members, trash cleanup, and beautifying public spaces (such as Springville Park and the Veteran’s Memorial Building grounds). The Apple Festival provides the scouts with an opportunity to earn money to pay for outings, as well as to pay for the badges and belt loops that the scouts proudly wear to signify their achievements. Please come by and visit Cub Scout Pack 137’s booth, where they will be selling sliced Bear Creek Orchard apples with caramel dipping sauce, as well as soft drinks and water. Help our boys earn money so that they can continue to do good works in the community, and have exciting new experiences that help them grow into wellrounded, confident, and responsible citizens!

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Springville Volunteer Fire Company The Springville Volunteer Fire Company (SVFC) originated in 1944 with a few local residents who saw a need for fire protection in and around our community.

they also provide medical services as well. They have a very skilled team of qualified EMT’s that help assist ambulance crews on medical incidents.

If you are interested in joining the Springville Volunteer Fire Company, stop by Springville’s local fire station any day of the week and the staff there will be glad to answer your questions and put you in conToday the “Company” has grown On an average, Springville Vol- tact with the proper personnel. to approximately 14 active mem- unteer Fire Company, Station #22, bers that respond to alarms. responds to 500-600 calls a year, Each year at Apple Festival time, both fire and EMS. (Emergency Smokey the Bear visits the SpringSVFC is not only a fire service, Medical Service) ville Volunteer Fire Company at

the Tulare County Fire Station #22 - Springville where he greets the young and the old and is eager to have his picture taken and gives out red fire hats. In addition, the volunteers and staff are ready, willing and able to attend to any medical emergencies that arise during the Festival and preform their normal duties when duty calls.

Christmas in The Park December 6th about 5;00 pm Each year, in the month of December the residents of Springville gather together in the “Park” while the “Springville Volunteer Fire Company” lights up the evergreen tree ushering in the Christmas season. Also during this celebration the “Company” has a Memorial Tree in which residents remem-


ber: fallen soldiers, friends, loved ones and past residents with their names being mentioned and a candle lit on their behalf. During the month of November the “Company” collects food from the community to distribute to the needy residents of Springville to make their Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration a little brighter.

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Springville’s Up-Coming Christmas Events

Hello Santa, Did you hear we are going to light up Springville this year? “Yes I did, but I don’t know the details.” Well, I don’t either, but I would look around Springville later for more information, it’s sometime the first part of December. “Ok, we will get busy after Thanksgiving.” Bye

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.....Family Town Margaret Blackwell - Family Town It’s all about the kids ! Family Town has a combination of kids games, bounce house, and mechanical kiddy rides. “Most of the games I created myself” Margaret shared. They are similar to what you might find at a fair: ring toss, dime toss, skee ball, apple toss, and go pick (instead of go fish), and apple darts with soft darts. Unlike fairs, though, every child wins something. Margaret buys all the prizes and arranges for a company to provide the rides. “I don’t do this for money…the tickets I sell cover some of the cost of prizes.” Why does she do it? “It’s a fun weekend once everything is set up, and I get positive comments from parents who tell me they appreciate that there is something for the kids.”

There is lot’s of action in “Family Town” including games and kid’s rides!

Baby Cafe

The Springville Apple Festival is pleased to have the Baby Café with us for a third year. The Baby Café is located at Sequoia Dawn near Family Town and gives nursing moms a quiet, comfortable, private place to care for their infants and overheated, excited toddlers. The Baby Café is sponsored by the Tulare County Breast Feeding Coalition and the LaLeche League. Moms will find fans, changing stations, and comfortable accommodations for breastfeeding infants and caring for toddlers. The Baby Café also provides educational materials on breastfeeding and health issues concerning infants and small children.

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15th annual Fat Tire Classic

Want some thrills and chills? Just ask last year’s King and Queen of the Hill, Jeremiah Root and Sal Lyon what it’s like. The Fat Tire Classic Mountain Bike Race offers all the thrills you can take plus a kids’ race supervised by the CHP.


There are challenging climbs and “spectacular descents” says Beck. See the photo record on – Fat Tire Classic. The race recognizes a number of categories from Expert-Sport to Beginners with bikes of all stripes including what Beck calls “Clydesdales.” If you have a bike and a helmet and want to get a little exercise Sunday morning, just show up at 8 a.m. on Rio Vista to register. Registration is $40 for adults but is free to kids 11 and under. Kids get trophies, lunch and raffle prizes (including a new bike for a lucky someone!) There are trophies for the adults along with a t-shirt, Beck Henry introduced the Fat lunch and raffle prizes. Tire Classic to the Apple Festival in 1999 and it has become the fea- Who will be the King and Queen tured event on Sundays with hun- of the Hill this year? Whoever it is will go home $100 richer. Lots of dreds of participants. The course is a closed 8-mile loop prizes, fresh air, and excitement through the scenic Sequoia Ranch – It’s all at the Springville Apple Estates paralleling the Tule River. Festival.

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Fat Tire Classic Director Beck Henry Beck says “You’re ‘gonna’ LOVE the downhills.” The course runs through the Sequoia Ranch with a “particularly breathtaking descent through Dead Cow Gulch named for the perfect intact skeleton of a cow.”

Jeremiah Root “King of the Hill� 5 time winner. He is a hard guy to beat. Who will take the 2013 title?

Challenging climbs & spectacular decents not your usual boardwalk.

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Apple Run - Follows Cow Paths Along the Tule River Alex is excited about this year’s race. “The Apple Run is rare among 5K & 10K races,” he stated. Most are held on flat ground with few if any elevation changes. “Springville’s Apple Run course follows cow paths, climbs a major hill, and winds its way along the Tule River.” Besides the 5K & 10K races, there is also a Kid’s Race and a 2-Mile Fast Walk.

Alex Reed-Krase Race Director Alex Reed-Krase is in his third year as the Apple Run Race Director. “It’s a big job and one that requires hard-working, dedicated volunteers” noted Alex.


The Apple Run has a number of dedicated volunteers. They “do a lot.” Nancy Bruce is one of those volunteers. “She gets the course The Apple Run started in 1981 the same year of the ready – clearing weeds, marking first apple festival. the course, making and placing course signs for direction, and What’s Alex’s favorite aspect of like how many people participate motivating the runners with fun the Apple Run? “I like the com- from all over the community.” signs,” Alex said. Rick Mitchell is munity service aspect. I always the Time Keeper, a change from his 15-year stint as the Race DiFor pictures and outcomes of previous Apple Runs, rector before Alex. School chilgo to and click on Apple Festival. dren make clay awards. Others You can also download the online registration form. help with refreshments, and so on.

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Springville 4-H Club The Springville 4-H has been a part of the Springville Apple Festival for many years now. The 4-H members come every year to do community service by keeping the grounds and the tables clean in the park food court. They also have a kettle corn booth that they sell kettle corn out of as a fund raiser for the club, The profits from the booth go directly back into the club for the 4-H members to help pay for State Leadership Conference, LCORT (which is a leadership camp), 4-H Camp, project needs, and enrollment. Without the support of our leaders, parents and our community we could not provide all these great opportunities for the Springville 4-H members! Many Thanks to all of you that make this happen each year!

4-H Clubs Celebrate 100 Years A. B. Graham started a youth program in Clark County, Ohio, in 1902, which is considered the birth of 4-H in the United States. The first club was called “The Tomato Club” or the “Corn Growing Club”. T.A. Erickson of Douglas County, Minnesota, started local agricultural after-school clubs and fairs that same year. Jessie Field Shambaugh developed the clover pin with an H on each leaf in 1910, and by 1912 they were called 4-H clubs.

What is 4-H??? 4-H is more than Livestock… What projects do we offer well here are a few- archery, leather crafts, beef, rocketry, sheep, sewing, shooting sports and many more! So who can join Springville 4-H anyone! If you are 9 years old or in the 4th grade but not yet 19 you can join! Our meetings are at the Springville Memorial Building at 7:00 pm the 2nd Monday of every month, next meeting October 14th, 2013 & November 11th, 2013 Come join us and help celebrate the 100th year anniversary of 4-H! For more information call Don-359-9059, Cheryl-539-5325, Jennifer-539-5023 or Mary539-1520.

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Apple orchards in the Springville area Edwards Orchards Springville, CA Edwards Orchards began in 1992 when Mack Edwards planted approximately 500 apple trees on the 10 acre property. A peach seed was found several years later and Mack developed the peach tree obtaining a patent for the “Ambrosia peach in 1997. Both apple trees and peach trees grow on the Edwards Orchards property which covers approximately 10 acres located on Upper Rio Vista Drive just above Springville.

If you are into “Non Spray Apples” you will find them right here in Springville at our festival & also at the “Farmer’s Market”, and boy are they good!


Mack began selling not only the fruit at various farmers markets throughout the state but, also growing and selling the bare root trees as a side business. The operation continues to this day, with his family working and picking the fruit for local markets. Mack and his wife Joan remain on the property and supervise operations for their children, grand children and great grandchildren.

Fruit at Edwards Orchards includes the Ambrosia peach, Divinity nectarine, Fuji, Mutsu, Gala, Golden delicious, Pink lady and White Astrican apples to name a few. Most of the fruit is either sold at the Springville Farmers Market on Saturday’s from 8 am to 12 pm, or at the Apple Festival. The Springville market located in downtown Springville and has provided a great opportunity for local growers in the area to sell produce and maintain a community atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being local and serving the Springville community as best we can. Special Orders can be made by contacting Ralph Edwards at (559) 5391020 or at Please understand, we only pick our fruit when it is ripe and at its peak.

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Apple orchards in the Springville area A familiar apple stand has been in existence in the little village of Springville, namely, Bear Creek Apple Stand, since the late 1970’s. Bear Creek Apple Stand is located on scenic Highway 190, just past “upper” Globe Drive, on the east side of the highway, where the “stand” sells several varieties of apples and one variety of pears. Bear Creek Apple Stand is a family owned and operated “labor of love” business. Owner Dave “Sonny” Hunt, his wife, Maxine along with their son, son-in-law and other members of their family help manage the orchards and stand. To say that this is a “labor intensive” business is putting it mildly. From sun up to well past sundown, nearly 365 days a year there is always something to be done in the orchards: planting, pruning, thinning, weeding, watering, etc., then there’s the “by hand” harvesting time, and from there, it is off to market, in this case, the market is their Bear Creek Apple Stand. “Sonny” bought his first apple orchard, east of Springville, on Bear Creek Road in 1967, because of the influence of his friend, Bill Berry who owned and operated the Buckhorn orchard, while he was still working as a rural carrier for

Bear Creek Apple Stand Springville, CA the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Exeter. “Sonny” commuted between his two jobs until he retired in 1986 from the USPS and then devoted his full; attention, time and energy to his apple and pear orchards of which he still does to this very day. Prior to selling from their “stand,” the Hunt’s sold directly from their orchards located on Bear Creek Road. They are not in the “shipping” business as they keep the selling of their produce local and oh how Springvillians love their apples and pears, as do others, because people from out of the area drive for miles just to purchase their produce year after year. Many who attend the Springville Apple Festival stop and purchase the Hunt’s apples and pears before ever reaching the Festival or stop by the stand on their way home after the Festival. During the weekend of the Festival, Bear Creek Apple Stand is extremely busy as their little stand is jam packed with customers desiring to buy their apples and pears.

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During apple season you can stop by the Bear Creek apple stand just south of the Springville rodeo grounds for a wide selection of apples & pears.


PALS Partners at the Library PALS is a group of community citizens dedicated to promoting the library in Springville. Its major endeavor is a three times a year new and used book sale to raise money for the special needs of the library

Pals invites you to drop into it’s spread of books to choose your favorite reading materials.

including books for its special collections, free books for children, and supplies and refreshments for the year round children’s reading program. In the past PALS has helped sponsor the library’s anniversary

festivities, supplied speakers for the open houses, sponsored Christmas programs for children and adults, visited Springville School classes to promote reading, and obtained presenters for the children’s six week special summer reading program.

Hundreds & hundreds of books for your reading pleasure.


Dawn where the Springville Library is housed is PALS’ most significant source of revenue. Hundreds of hardback books ($1 each), paperbacks (.50) and children’s books (.10) have reached the myriad of visitors to the festival who wish to go home with reading material that PALS has been a significant might include novels, cookbooks, part of the Apple Festival since how-to books, religious materials, PALS was formed three years ago. arts and crafts and many more. The book sale in front of Sequoia

Springville Apple Festival 2013

Springville Apple Festival 2013


Springville Apple Festival Food & Vendor Guide See Map in Centerspread for Booth Locations INFORMATION BOOTHS Apple Festival Committee Information Booth/Check-In Booth 210 Dos Oakies Apple Festival Committee Information Booth/Sequoia Dawn Booth 286 Sequoia Dawn California State Parks State Park Information Booth 401 Sequoia Dawn


Nan Chapman Paper/Reed/Leaf Art Work Booth 131 Sequoia Dawn

Pearsall Stoneware Pottery & Ceramics Booth 201-202

Karen Smithey Paintings on Canvas/Postcards Booth 134 Sequoia Dawn

R.M. Gifts Ceramics/Household Décor Booth 152 Sequoia Dawn

Karen Smithey Paintings & monotypes Booth 134 SD




Stitches by Ann Hair Accessories & Hats Booth 345B

Apple Run – Saturday 2K,5K,10K & Kids Foot Races Start: Rio Vista off Bridge Street

Eleanor & Sam McKinney Gourd Art Booth 145 Sequoia Dawn

Alice Khteian Denim Jackets/Skirts/Quilts Booth 261

Baby Café Breastfeeding Station Family Town B Sequoia Dawn

Sammy & Mary Norteye Gourd Art Booth 126 Sequoia Dawn

Crafts by Mariana Bows/Headbands/Blankets Booth 116 Sequoia Dawn

Sandra Debuskey Family Town Games & Mechanical Kiddie Rides Painted Folk-art Booth 151 Sequoia Dawn Family Town at Sequoia Dawn Fat Tire Classic Mountain Bike Racing – Sunday Start: Rio Vista off Bridge Street

Lil’ Angels Floral, ceramics, gourd Art Booth 158 Sequoia Dawn

Oakawahnee Ranch Alpacas Alpacas & Alpaca Products Booths 245 & 246 Baughman Lot



PALS (Partners at the Library) Used Books Booth 136 Sequoia Dawn

Springville Art Council Mosaic Wall Project Exhibit Booth 310

Judy Lowery Self-published Devotional Book Booth 340

Giant Sequoia Mercantile Art/Photography Elster Building – Downtown

Giant Sequoia Mercantile Books/Maps Elster Building – Downtown

Great American Products Melted Glass Bottle Art Booth 111 Sequoia Dawn


AWish Your Heart Makes Hand Painted Furniture/Face Painting Booth 114 Sequoia Dawn


Illuminating Creations Candles/Jewelry/Fabric Art 133 Sequoia Dawn

Welma Vang Clothing/Handbags/Accessories Booths 350 Patton House & 115 Sequoia Dawn Giant Sequoia Mercantile T-Shirts/Caps/Sweatshirts Elster Building – Downtown Patton House Gift & Thrift T-Shirts/Sweats/Hats/Purses Patton House Blingin’ Babes Bows/Hairclips/Aprons/Tutus Booth 341

DIVERSIFIED CRAFTS Michelle Lerda Vintage Items/Painted Furniture Booths 147 & 148 Sequoia Dawn Lidia Alvarado Rosaries/Medals/Jewelry Booth 268 California Wild Flowers Quilts/Beach Bags/Beach Bags/ Notebook Covers Booth 349

Springville Apple Festival 2013

Creations by Norma Hand-made dolls & western items Booth 344 JPKARTIST Skull Caps/Fabric Bags/Other Booth 127 Sequoia Dawn Judith Mayora Home Décor/Hat Racks/Candy Dishes Booth 204 Arnat’s Oriental Craft Silk Painted Fans/Ceramics/ Chopsticks/Jewelry Booth 118 Sequoia Dawn B & B Creations Baskets/Wood Signs/Soaps/ Candles Booth 119 Sequoia Dawn Mary Thompson Wood Products/Jewelry/Crochet Items Booth 132 Sequoia Dawn Vicky Green Cowboy Rope Wreaths/Floral Arrangements Booth 214 V’s Treasures Hillbilly Glassware/Jewelry/BBQ Items Booth 239 Shawn Verkaik Halloween Pumpkin Dolls/ Hanging Door Witch Booth 252 Frame-Name Name in a Frame Booth 338 Dragon Flower Crafts Fused glass, jewelry & jewelry boxes Booth 152 SD House of Prayer Vinyl Art, Crochet hats/scarves, paintings Booth 140 SD

Springville Apple Festival Food & Vendor Guide FABRIC ARTS & CRAFTS My Creations Blankets/Pillow Cases/Bibs/ Scarves Booth 236

Roxana Monge Handmade Women’s Clothing Booth 343

Simplistic Designs Copper, Bronze, and Silver Jewelry Booth 120 Sequoia Dawn



Lazy Lizard Designs Silver Jewelry/Pearls/Precious Stones/Purses Booth 336

Jireh Gifts Skin Care Products/Soap/Lotions/ Creams Booth 337

White Feather Creations Bao Chang Native American Jewelry/Dream Sand Animals/Hmong Needlework Catchers/Stones Booth 239 Booth 128 Sequoia Dawn Sharon Ervin Hand Loomed Rugs & Throws Booth 237 Diane & Allen Federoff Aprons/Towels/Napkins/Hats Booth 122 SD Eloisa Garcia Crochet Towels/Bag Holders/ Wood Plaques Booth 342 Julie McIntosh Hand Spun Yarn/Knitted Beanies/ Scarves Booth 141 Sequoia Dawn Sweet Expressions by Traudi Aprons/Hand Sewn & Knitted Items Booth 123 Sequoia Dawn Erica Stephens Skirts/Tutus/Bows/Hats/gloves Booth 269

Niihao Jewelry from Pearls, Turquoise, & Crystal Eucpimagine Jewelry/Metal Work Wearable Art Booth 153 Sequoia Dawn Booth 235 Turtle Dove’s Crafts Beaded hatbands & Jewelry Tehachapi Gem & Mineral Booth 345 Society Southwestern Jewelry & Nature Pictures Designs from the Heart Booth 142 Sequoia Dawn Beaded Crystal Jewelry/Soaps/ Purses Booth 149 Sequoia Dawn Bead Creations by VE Handmade Jewelry Booth 339 KIDS STUFF Unique Sterling Silver Silver Jewelry & Flower Arrangements Booth 348

Rebecca Cryer String Backpacks/Child Ponchos/ Team Bears Booth 109 Sequoia Dawn

Jacque’s Creations Jewelry from Gemstones & Mineral Rocks Booth 264

Tony & Peggy DeMaio Wands/Halos/Wings/Puppets Booth 346 & 347

It’s a Keane Glass Bead Jewelry/Wine Charms Booth 101A

Trena Moss Balloons Twisted into Animals & Flowers Booth Park 3a

JP’s Creations Hand Designed and Made Jewelry Booth 108 Sequoia Dawn

Lillian Montoya Face Painting/Rock Art Booth 137 Sequoia Dawn

Porterville Quilters Hand-sewn quilted items Booth 263

Light as Lace Lace Earrings Booth 129 Sequoia Dawn

Carl Powell Wooden Toys Booth 248

Orange Blossom Quilters Quilts/Aprons/Pillow Cases/Place Mats Booth 263

Glass Ribbons Loom Woven Beaded Bracelets Booth 213


The Dragon Flame Shop Eyeglass Holders/Dolls/Handbags/ Backpacks Booth 112 Sequoia Dawn

Tori Davis Homemade Blankets Booth 205

Nancy & Judy Ruggeri Jewelry Designers Beaded Necklaces/Bracelets/ Ornament Covers Booth 124 Sequoia Dawn

Mystic Mountain Soap Works Soap/Bath Salts/Gift Baskets Booth 265

STAINED GLASS Fragilitis Glass Stained & Beveled Window Hangings Booth 144 Sequoia Dawn

WOOD CRAFTS Joann Rodriguez NFL Signs & Bird Houses Booth 234 Glenda Arden Painted & Decorated Wood/Dolls/ Yard Signs Booth105 Sequoia Dawn Dennis Barigian Wood Cut-outs Booth 203 Suzanne’s Tole House Birdhouses/Feeders/Tole Painted Items Booth 106 Sequoia Dawn Bob’s Collectables Lighthouses/Windmills/Mailboxes Booth 103 Sequoia Dawn Creative Wood Working Wood Furniture Booth 104 Sequoia Dawn

Jim’s Collectable Craft Wood Candle Holders/Bowls/ Ancient Winds Live Music/CD’s/Handmade Flutes Trays/Toys Booth 155 Sequoia Dawn Booth 101 Sequoia Dawn

Springville Apple Festival 2013


Springville Apple Festival Food & Vendor Guide Touch of Glass Apple Slices with Caramel Wood Crafts/Clocks/Kitchenware/ Cub Scout Pack 137 Toys Booth 253 Booth150 Sequoia Dawn Caramel Apples Trecos Products K-9 Acres California Redwood Signs Booth L Booths 240-242

Sippin Good Enterprises Onion Rings/Fried Zucchini/ Drinks Booth H

B&B Enterprises Funnel Cakes/Hamburgers/Fries/ Onion Rings Booths Q&R

Fruit Friz Smoothies Booth I


Auntie & Fif’s Indian Tacos Indian Tacos/Drinks Booth 329

Teriyaki Bowl BBQ Shrimp, Beef, Pork & Egg Rolls Booth S

Glenn Wallace Wooden Garden Art Booth 117 Sequoia Dawn Ali Sitthiso Wind-chimes/Garden Sticks/Key chains Booth154 Sequoia Dawn Gari’s Windchimes Hand-painted Wind-chimes/ Stained Glass Booths 271 & 272 Creative Wood Working Wood furniture Booth 104 SD

ALL THINGS APPLE Apple Burritos Springville VFW Post 9499 Booth 215 Apples & Apple Pies Edwards Orchard Booths 221 & 222 Baked Apple Pies Springville Women’s Club Booth Park 1 Apple Cobbler & Apple Cookies Something Sweet Bakery Booth Park 8 Caramel Apples Boy Scout Troop 137 Booth Park 3 Apple Fries Country Apple Fries Booth F Patton House



Frostbite Shave Ice Shave Ice/Lemonade/Cotton Candy Booths 207-209 Gifford’s Market Tri-Tip Sandwiches/Beef & Pork Ribs Booth 223 Springville Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast/Tri-tip/ Burritos/Chicken Booth Park 4&5 Jamba Juice Fruit Smoothies/Energy Drinks/ Snacks Booth Park 7 Mrs. C’s Famous Eggrolls Chicken, pork, & Veggie Eggrolls Booth Park 9 Springville 4-H Kettle Corn/Soda/Water Booth Park 10 Road Dog Café Gourmet Foods Hotdogs/Sausage/Hamburgers/ Drinks Booth A

Express Pretzel Pepperoni, Cheese, & Jalapeno Pretzels Booth 351 Valley Almond Delight Pre-packaged Nuts Booth 233 Barrett’s Lemonade Lemonade Booth 255 Pepe’s Snack Shack Snow Cones/Cotton Candy/ Nachos Booths 256 & 257 Jerky This! Pre-packaged Jerky Booth 262 Too Pooped To Pop Kettle Korn Kettle Corn Booths 266 & 267

Texas Twister Citrus Fruit Drinks – Squeezed Lemon & Limes Booth T Chocolate Factory Chocolate Dipped Items Booth 102 Top of the Hill Jams Pre-made Jams Booth 130 Jammin’ Jams Jam/Jelly/Picked Products Booth 146 Gourmet Temptations/ Pastamore Pre-packaged aged Balsamies, Olive Oil, & Pasta Booth 157 Adams Stuff n’ Olives Bottled Olives and Olive Oil Booth 402

B-Food International Gyros/Philly Cheese Steak/ Sausage/Fries Booth K

S & B First Cook BBQ Teriyaki/Egg Rolls/Shrimp/ Drinks Booth B

Randy’s Road House BBQ Tri-tip & Chicken Booth M

JJ’s Yummy Funnel Cakes/Deep Fried Twinkies, Oreos, & Churros Booth C

Southern Comfort Express Catfish/Frog Legs/Pasta/Sausage/ Cornbread Booth N

Hot & Sizzling Grill Lamb, Chicken & Sausage Sandwiches Booth G

PFSA-Emily Rocha Tri-tip/Pulled Pork/Hamburgers/ Hotdogs Booth P

Springville Apple Festival 2013

We Hope You Have a Wonderful Time!

Springville Apple Festival Puzzle - Win $25.00 Gift Certificate

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Fruit Growers Supply Full Circle Antique Restoration Gifford’s Market Hoop’s Pre-School Jennifer G. Lindgren CFP Joy Harvey Just Like Home Kristkindlmarkt Lindsay Family & Pediatric Clinic Mark Reader, DO, FAOCO Minnick Computer Service Oacys Pick-Em-Up Truck Store Plano Jerky Porterville Feed R Wranch Store Roady’s Robert Krase Rooke’s Appliance Service Roscoe Melton Sequoia Family Medical Center

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Sequoia Fishing Sierra View Distric Hospital Springville Armory Springville Community Awareness Springville Ranch Springville Rodeo State Farm Insurance The Antlers The Bee Keeper’s Daughter The Center The Hamburger Stand The Lighthouse Chapel The Patton House Totally Tina’s Fabrics Townsend Architectural Group Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Tule River Historical Society Tule River Indian Health, Inc. Visalia Cyclery Westwood Village Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd

Official Program for 33rd Annual Springville Apple Festival - Published by Christine Brown I wish to thank all of the committee members for what you do for our community. Thanks to all of you for sending articles and pictures. And, a special appreciation to Joyce Eshelman for keeping it all in order.

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