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10th anniversary Applefest begins Friday The Shelby County Applefest was first observed in the year 2003 as a celebration of Ohio’s Bicentennial. Success was immediate in that initial year and this annual event has continued to expand in both popularity and attendance. The 2012 Applefest will mark the 10year anniversary and is scheduled for Friday through Sunday The original concept for Applefest was to set aside a weekend of activities during which Shelby County residents and neighbors could come together to celebrate life and to enjoy quality time with family and friends. It is a time to avow and recognize that the people of Shelby County are truly as “American as apple pie.” Applefest offers something for all age groups and has evolved into one of West Central Ohio’s premier family fun events. All ac-

tivities and entertainment will be offered free of charge and the event in its entirety will be centered in historic downtown Sidney, with the Shelby County court square serving as its focal point. Children’s activities and a variety of nonstop live entertainment will be presented on two full-size stages. Attractions and exhibits will be both entertaining and educational. To help ensure true family-friendly nature of Applefest, no alcoholic beverages will be permitted. The underlying success of Applefest rests in the generous spirit of its local sponsors and dedicated volunteers. Thanks to the financial support of both businesses and individuals coupled with inkind sponsorships, this festival has achieved tremendous success in a very short period of time, organizers said. Applefest is organized by an allvolunteer board of directors. In 2012, Amy Pike has served as the chairwoman. “Every detail of Applefest continues to be meticulously managed so that, come the weekend after Labor Day each September,

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thousands can enjoy a true taste of Americana under the shade trees of the Shelby County courthouse,” said Pike The 2012 festival will feature live entertainment from the Big Band era to the music of today on the main stage. All who attend this year’s Applefest are sure to enjoy the craft, quilt, floral, car, and Shelby County woodcarvers shows, along with an abundant variety of vendors offering everything from home-grown and homemade items to apple-themed food and soft drinks. The Grown in Shelby County contest, kiddie tractor pull, Applefest photo contest, and 10K, 5K, and kids 1-mile fun run are a part of this year’s Applefest. On Saturday and Sunday, the kids activities area will be in full swing, offering arts and crafts activities for children along with an entertaining lineup of live performances on the Kid’s Stage. The Shelby County Historical Society will host a Native American gathering featuring presentations by Dr. Herman Viola, a well-recognized expert on Native American culture, an encampment and Na-


tive American exhibits at the Ross Center. The return of the annual Applefest parade and combined high school band performance have been planned for Sunday. New to Applefest this year will be a Shelby County business and industry timeline exhibit depicting the history of local companies and organizations. It will be exhibited at the Historic Sidney Theatre and in the storefront windows of several downtown businesses. In conjunction with the exhibit, children will be encouraged to visit each display and will be awarded a special prize for doing so. Seventeen area businesses and organizations have committed to prepare and host exhibits. To view a complete schedule of weekend activities and entertainment at Applefest, visit

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Welcome to Applefest Shelby Applefest is a wonderful celebration of life being held this year on Sept. 7, 8, and 9 in downtown Sidney. This year’s festival will once again be centered on the beautiful and historic Shelby County court square. For 10 years now our community and friends from the neighboring area have come together to enjoy the festivities of Applefest. Friends and families have made Applefest an annual tradition of spending the weekend in downtown Sidney enjoying its beauty along with the activities, food, entertainment, and wholesome fun Pike that is the essence of this festival. Everyone attending this year is sure to find something to enjoy. The festival will once again offer two live performance stages that will host some of the most entertaining bands and shows you’ll find anywhere. Applefest will feature a 5K, 10K and Kid’s 1 mile run/walk. Crafters, woodcarvers, and quilters will be on hand showcasing their talent. You’ll find a corn hole tournament, kiddie tractor pull, flower show and Grown In Shelby County contest. And parents, be sure to bring the kids to Applefest where they will enjoy free games, arts and crafts, and many other activities offered for their entertainment on Sept. 8 and 9. New to Applefest this year is the Shelby County Business and Industry Timeline exhibit to be presented at the Historic Sidney Theatre and in a number of downtown business storefront windows. You and your family are sure to enjoy this first ever exhibit and hopefully even learn a thing or two about our town along the way. Sept. 9 will kick off with the always inspirational Community Worship Service followed by more live entertainment on the main stage. A colorful parade will make its way through downtown Sidney followed by the ever-popular combined high school bands performance. An abundance of food vendors will be on hand all weekend with wonderful appetizing treats ranging from barbeque to homemade apple pie and dumplings. The farmer’s market will also be in full swing all weekend long offering home grown vegetables, fruits, baked goods and handcrafted items for which it has become renowned. The sponsors and organizers of the 2012 Applefest invite you and your family to join us and enjoy a great weekend filled with fun and memorable moments. So consider this your personal invitation to join us at this year’s Applefest in beautiful downtown Sidney, Ohio. Amy Pike 2012 Applefest Chair

Opening ceremony, 9/11 memorial planned The annual opening ceremony for Applefest and Sept. 11 memorial will be Saturday at 9:45 a.m. on the Main Stage on the Shelby County courtsquare. It will be coordinated by the Rev. Phil Chilcote, conductor of the Sidney Civic Band and vice president of the Shelby County Ministerial Association. The program will be divided into four segments. The first will be a 15-minute musical prelude. The second segment will include the presentation of the colors, the national anthem, the pledge of allegiance, and an invocation by the Rev. Jane Madden, president of the Shelby County Ministerial Association. Amy Pike, 2012 Applefest board chairwoman will offer a welcome message and be followed by official welcomes from the Shelby County commissioners and Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst. The third segment comprises tributes to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 tragedy. These tributes will include the bell ceremony presented by the Sidney Fire Department Honor Guard; a 21-gun salute presented by the Sidney Police Department

Honor Guard; taps played by members of the Sidney Civic Band; a special band selection written as a dedication to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11; and a prayer will be offered by Pastor George Gnade for those who lost their lives and those who continue to grieve. The final segment of the program will be a short concert presented by the Sidney Civic Band featuring patriotic selections and selections written specifically for the Sept. 11 tragedy. The program will conclude at 11 a.m. “This year begins the second decade of years following the tragic day,” Chilcote said. “Last year of the 10th anniversary of the tragic day, there were many events. This year there is just one. I don’t want to ever lose the poignancy of the huge loss of life that day, but at the same time, there is so much to celebrate in our land, the ‘land of the free, and the home of the brave.’ That’s why the last half of the program will be all music, special selections written specifically for the Sept. 11 tragedy, marches, patriotic music. Music does a heart good and reminds us of the wonderful freedoms that we enjoy.”


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Applefest happenings Business, Rainbow Gardeners to host flower show industry timeline to be displayed at festival more in the Entry Forms section of the Applefest website at This year there are five exhibit classes for adults 18 and older and two youth classes so children and teens under 18 can join the show. Class I will feature floral arrangements supporting the theme, “Harvest Splendor”; Class II is for horticultural specimens; Class III, for roses; Class IV, for potted plants; and Class V, for hanging baskets. Youth classes include Class I for floral arrangements supporting the “Har-

Woodcarvers to hold show The 10th annual Shelby Woodcarvers Guild Show and Sale will be held in conjunction with the Shelby County Applefest Friday through Sundayat the Job and Family Service Center on the corner of Main Avenue and South Street in downtown Sidney. A large number of exhibits including examples of chip carving, caricatures, relief, pyrographic

(wood burning), in-the-round carvings and many other styles will be on view. Carvings will be for sale, along with a selection of woodcarving tools and supplies. The Shelby Woodcarvers Guild Show and Sale is free to the public and open Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Crafters, vendors ready for annual festival The 2012 Applefest will offer a variety of craft vendors selling hand-painted ceramics, kilnformed glass, stuffed handmade animals, hair items for little girls, jewelry, wood toys, handmade pillows, and Halloween items. In addition, company repre-

sentatives with Scentsy, Pampered Chef and Velada will be on hand with plenty of inventory offered for sale. The Shelby County court square will again come alive with two full tents of quality vendors offering items that you or someone special in your life is sure to enjoy.

vest Splendor” theme and Class II for horticultural specimens, roses, potted plants, and hanging baskets. First-, second-, and thirdplace cash prizes will be awarded in each adult and youth class. In addition, a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the Best Of Show. Applefest is a showcase for many wonderful events, products, and talented people in Shelby County. Visit the flower show to see how our Shelby County gardeners are going green … and red … and yellow.

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New to Applefest this year is a Shelby County business and industry timeline exhibit depicting the history of local companies and organizations. Being exhibited at the Historic Sidney Theatre and in the storefront windows of several downtown businesses, a variety of local organizations are pulling together graphic timelines depicting the history of their entity in Shelby County. In conjunction with the exhibit, children will be encouraged to visit each display and will be awarded a special prize for doing so. At present, 15 area businesses and organizations have committed to prepare and host exhibits. Participating companies at press time include: Emerson Climate Technologies, Honda of America Manufacturing Company, Flint’s TV & Appliances, AAA-Shelby County Motor Club, Shelby County Senior Center, Girl Scouts of America, Witwer Chiropractic, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Furniture Express, Gateway Arts Council, Shelby County Libraries, Realty 2000 Group, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, and Shelby County Right To Life. Those interested in visiting the exhibits can do so on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

The Rainbow Gardeners of Shelby County are once again offering a special treat for floral exhibitors and visitors to the 2012 Applefest Flower Show. The show this year will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Shelby County Job and Family Service Building, 227 S. Ohio in downtown Sidney. Anyone who stops in to see the gorgeous displays will be eligible to win a planted hypertufa door prize. Hypertufas are hand-crafted plant containers and this prize will


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Sponsors scheduleof events Community Foundation of Shelby County Emerson Climate Technologies


City of Sidney Honda of America Thelma & Bob Sargeant


Ron & Nita's Thomas & Corrine Francis Foundation Wilson Memorial Hospital US Bank

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AAA Shelby County Buckeye Ford Dorothy Love Retirement Community Dr. William Lee Huskey DDS Ruese Insurance Thomas & Pauline Watkins


Alvetro Orthodontics Community Insurance Group Fultz Warehouse Carpet First National Bank Minster Bank This schedule is subject to change so please check the website often.

Please no pets, bicycles or skateboards are permitted at Applefest.

Wednesday, September 5th Cameo Theatre Queen & Little Miss Apple of My Eye Pageant ........................................7:00 pm

Thursday, September 6th Ross Historical Center The Native American Gathering exhibit and encampment .......................1:00-5:00 pm

Friday, September 7th Job & Family Service Center Wood Carvers Show & Sale...................6:00-9:00 pm

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Shelby County Court Square Food/Refreshments ............................6:00-10:00 pm Craft Show.............................................6:00-9:00 pm Farmers Market .....................................6:00-9:00 pm

Job & Family Service Center Wood Carvers Show & Sale...........10:00 am-6:00 pm Grown in Shelby County Contest ..10:00 am-5:00 pm Flower Competition & Exhibit ..................12:00-5:00 pm

Main Stage Swing Era Band ..............................................6:00 pm The Drive - Classic Rock.................................8:00 pm Cameo Theatre Quilt Show.............................................5:00-8:00 pm Ross Historical Center The Native American Gathering exhibit and encampment .......................1:00-5:00 pm Shelby County Courthouse “Picture Yourself in Shelby County” Photo Display .......................................6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, September 8th YMCA - Walk & Run for a Reason Start at Court Square ......................................8:30 am Finish at Court Square ....................................9:00 am Shelby County Court Square Farmers Market................................8:00 am-9:00 pm Food/Refreshments.......................8:00 am-10:30 pm Rotary Pancake Breakfast ..............8:00 am-10:00 am Craft Show.....................................10:00 am-9:00 pm Cornhole Tournament Registration .................9:30 am Tournament..............................................10:00 am Petting Zoo ....................................10:00 am-7:00 pm Kid’s Activity Area ..........................11:00 am-7:00 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration..........12:00-12:30 pm Competition.............................................12:30 pm Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show ................1:00-6:00 pm Main Stage 911 Opening Ceremonies ............................10:00 am Donor Recognition........................................11:00 am Higgins & Madewell - Blues, Classic Rock.....11:30 am Donor Recognition .........................................1:00 pm The Avalons - Rock & Roll Oldies ...................1:30 pm Rick Frazier Band - Blues, Southern Rock ......3:30 pm Announce Car Show Winners ........................5:00 pm Nashville Crush - Country & Rock..................5:30 pm Wood Carvers Auction ...................................7:30 pm The Websters - Rock, R&B, Techno................8:00 pm Ross Historical Center The Native American Gathering exhibit and encampment ...................9:00am-5:00pm Cameo Theatre Quilt Show.....................................10:00 am-6:00 pm Sidney Theatre Shelby County Business & Industry Timeline (and in storefronts) ..............................10:00 am-6:00 pm

Sidney Fire Department Open House...................................11:00 am-5:00 pm Shelby County Courthouse Local Author Book Sale & Signing ...10:00 am-6:00 pm Dayton N-Track Model Trains...........10:00 am-6:00 pm “Picture Yourself in Shelby County” Photo Display ...............................10:00 am-6:00 pm 9 Sunday, September 9th Sidney Elks Club Shelby County 4H Breakfast Benefit ..8:00 am-1:00 pm Shelby County Court Square Food/Refreshments.............................11:00-5:00 pm Craft Show ...........................................11:00-5:00 pm Farmers Market ...................................12:00-4:00 pm Kids’ Activity Area ...............................12:00-2:00 pm Petting Zoo ..........................................12:00-4:00 pm Main Stage Community Worship Service........................10:00 am Miami-Shelby Melody Men - Barbershop .....11:00 am More Than-A-Show - Chrisitan Rock............12:30 pm Combined High School Band Performance....4:00 pm Cameo Theatre Quilt Show...........................................12:00-4:00 pm Sidney Theatre Shelby County Business & Industry Timeline (and in storefronts) ....................................12:00-5:00 pm Job & Family Service Center Wood Carvers Show & Sale.................12:00-4:00 pm Flower Competition & Exhibit ..................12:00-4:00 pm Grown in Shelby County Contest........12:00-4:00 pm Ross Historical Center The Native American Gathering exhibit and encampment..................1:00 pm-4:00pm Shelby County Courthouse “Picture Yourself in Shelby County” Photo Display .....................................12:00-5:00 pm Applefest Parade ................................................2:30 pm


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‘Picture Yourself in Shelby County’ theme of photo contest In conjunction with this year’s Shelby Applefest, the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its seventh annual Applefest photo contest. The theme for this year’s competition is “Picture Yourself in Shelby County,” and there is a new category for 2012. Entrants were encouraged to submit photos they have personally taken that are part of their own collection and submit them before the Aug. 31 entry deadline. Entries could be submitted in any of the following six categories:

• Shelby County Landmarks • Recreation/Sporting Events in Shelby County • Fun at the Shelby County Fair • Shelby County Nature and Landscapes • Shelby County Farm Life • Celebrating the Great Outdoors All photos entered will be displayed during Applefest weekend, with photographer’s name listed, in the lower level of the Shelby County courthouse. Each category of photos will be judged on overall image aesthetics

How does your garden grow? The crop and produce competition will be part of Applefest’s weekend festivities Friday through sunday. The competitive event and show will be held at the Shelby County Job and Family Services, 227 S. Ohio Ave. Qualifying entries for the crop/produce event must have been grown in Shelby County. The first place winner in each category will be awarded $20 and the second place, $15. Categories include best peck of apples, largest head of cabbage, largest pumpkin or squash, soybean plant (most pods), largest tomato, best quart of wheat, best hay sample, and six best ears of corn. Bernard Clinehens, assisted by Woody and Ann Joslin, will judge all entries Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. All entries must be in place by 9:30 a.m. Gardeners and crop producers in the county are encouraged to enter this competition. Entry forms are required and may be secured on the Applefest website at or the front foyer of the OSU Extension Office on Fair Road. All entry forms shall be postmarked or delivered by Saturday to Bernard Clinehens 22266 Maplewood Road Maplewood, OH 45340.

and creativity. The new category is “Celebrating the Great Outdoors.” Each year, the Chamber of Commerce produces a magazine-style membership directory, “Discover Shelby County Ohio.” Each year a theme is incorporated in the cover and history section of the magazine. The 2013 edition is going to focus on the great outdoors in Shelby County.The photograph could be anything having to do with the outdoors: picnicking, swimming, sledding, 5K events, graduations, golfing, gardening.

The best entry in each of the six categories will be awarded $25. In addition, two-$25 best of show awards will be presented, one to a photographer 17 years or younger and a second, to a photographer 18 or older. Photos will be scanned for possible use only in Sidney-Shelby County Chamber publications, with photo credit noted. The photographer retains all rights to the photograph(s). Original photographs will be available for pick up at the Chamber office after Oct. 5.

Kids take center stage The Applefest Kids Area, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Shelby County, will be full of free fun, food, and games under two white tents on the south side of the courtsquare. The craft and game areas will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. Children will enjoy making and decorating a variety of craft items for all skill levels. They can also pick up a quick, healthy snack after their craft fun. Just outside the craft tents will be a petting zoo, a balloon sculptor, and a face painter. The Applefest Kids Stage will present a wide variety of entertainment


ALYSSA IBARRA, of Sidney, competes in the Applefest pie eating contest in 2011. Saturday, including a YMCA tae kwon do demonstration, entertainer Hugo Toast, YMCA gymnastics team performance, a pie-eating contest, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department K-9 demonstration, and an appearance by Ronald McDonald.

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8th annual 5K Run/Walk planned for Saturday The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, in conjunction with the 2012 Shelby County Applefest, will hold the eighth annual Walk and Run for a Reason on Sept. 8 Photo provided starting at 8 a.m. AUTHOR TERRY Ervin will sign The event will feature copies of his book during the Apnot only a 5K race, but plefest Author Fair Saturday in also a 10K race, along SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg, file the Shelby County Courthouse. with a one-mile fun run. Race-day registration AARON BAUER, of Houston, was the first to cross the finish line of the will begin at 7:15 a.m. YMCA Challenge 5K at Applefest in 2011.

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This year’s Applefest will showcase the return of the Applefest Author Fair for the third consecutive year and will feature 20 Ohio writers who will be on hand to sell and autograph their books. The event will offer the reading public a variety of subjects and content. Some of the writers who will be in attendance include Terry W. Ervin II, who is the author of the fantasy novel, “Flank Hawk.” Ervin is an English instructor and editor of the fiction magazine, Mindflights. Ervin’s short stories have been published in a variety of publications. Also participating will be comic and graphic novel author Stephen Hines, of Troy; and bestselling romance author Tim Smith, of Dayton. The event will take place Saturday on the ground floor of the Shelby County courthouse. Also returning this year in conjunction with the Applefest Author Fair is the Dayton NTrack Model Train Club, who will have several portable train displays in the courthouse as they did at the 2011 Applefest.

Firefighters to be parade’s grand marshals The 10th annual Shelby County Applefest parade has been scheduled for Sunday in downtown Sidney. Applefest begins Friday at 6 p.m. with Shelby County’s Swing Era Band taking the main stage. The Drive band will follow at 8 p.m. bringing their classic rock sound to the Applefest stage. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with entertainment, games, crafts, a quilt show, car and motorcycle cruise-in, woodcrafters, food booths, kiddie tractor pull, demonstrations, farmers market, parade, an author book show and signing, a photo contest and more. These events will be held on the Shelby County court square and throughout the downtown. A schedule of events is available at the Applefest website at Entertainment lineup Saturday features country, blues, and classic rock with Higgins Madewell at 11:30 a.m.; oldies presented by the Avalons at 1:30 p.m.; blues, funk, and southern

rock, compliments of the Rick Frazier Band at 3:30 p.m.; country and rock music by Nashville Crush at 5:30 p.m.; and R&B, rock, and techno presented by the Websters at 8 p.m. Main stage entertainment Sunday kicks off with a community worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a performance by the Miami-Shelby Melody Men Chorus at 11 a.m. More Than a Show Christian rock follows at 12:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s Applefest parade is “10th Anniversary” and it will step off Sept. 9 promptly at 2:30 p.m. Beginning at the Holy Angels Church on Water Street, the parade will proceed north on Main Street to North Street and will next turn south onto Ohio Street ending at the Spot restaurant. Grand marshals for the 2012 Applefest parade are the Shelby County firefighters. Immediately following the parade, a band program will be performed by all the high school bands.

The top three male and female finishers in each division will receive medals and all participants are guaranteed ribbons. For the 5K and 10K races, the top male and female finishers will receive a trophy. All proceeds from the event will go to the Community Partners Campaign.

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Native American dancers to join Gathering

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ANGELA ALLEN (left), a Shawnee, and Tim Samaniego, an Apache, both of Lima, prepare to perform at a recent pow-wow. The couple will be in Sidney as head dancers during the Shelby County Native American Gathering, presented by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Saturday. “When you’re (at a Samaniego, the males. pow-wow) as a child, run“If dancers have quesning around with your tions, they come to the friends, you just do in and head dancers,” Allen said. dance,” she said. “I just Tilda Phlipot, director learned by going in the of the Shelby County Hisring and dancing. My torical Society, noted that mom always encouraged the gathering will be a it. My mom was very unique opportunity for proud of it. ” area residents to see variThe couple have been ous kinds of Native Amerdancing for 40 years. ican dance. Samaniego, a Mescalero “Because participants Apache originally from will come from all over Wabash, and Allen, as and represent different head dancers during the tribes, the styles of dancgathering in Sidney, will ing will be many,” she be responsible for starting said. each dance and leading According to the other dancers into the Samaniego, what people ring. Allen will instruct fe- will see is the only dancmale dancers and ing indigenous to the

North American continent. “This is true America,” he said. “Each person has his own version of the dance. That’s your dance.” The styles of dancing fall into three categories: traditional, grass and fancy. “Traditional is the story dance,” Samaniego added. The dancers tell a story — of war, of the hunt, of conquest — “or whatever you want to say.” The garb of the traditional dancers is made of broadcloth or leather or wool. “If you looked at a picture of a traditional dancer from 100 years ago and put it next to a dancer of today, they would look the same,” he said. Fancy dancing was adopted by Native Americans after it became popular in the Wild West shows that toured the country in the early 20th century. The regalia of fancy dancers features bright colors, satins and silks. ‘We weren’t flashy enough” for the staged performances, Samaniego said. According to Wikipedia, members of the Ponca tribe developed the dance in the 1920s and 1930s to entertain tourists on the reservations. It showcases the great strength and prowess of its performers. “In a traditional powwow, you send grass dancers in first to lay down the grass so other people can get in,” he noted. “A pow-wow is like a big church social.” Because some of the dancers carry pieces that are antique, family heir-

looms, the head dancers caution attendees not to touch any part of a performer’s regalia without asking first. Likewise, Allen said, don’t take any photos without permission. The gathering will open Thursday with a lecture by Dr. Herman Viola, of Falls Church, Va., curator emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The speech will be at 7 p.m. at Lehman Catholic High School. Viola has authored several books about his specialty, the study of the American West and Native Americans. All events comprising the gathering will be free and open to the public ex-

cept the programs that have been scheduled for the schools on Friday. A Ross Historical Center exhibit will feature Native American artifacts on display from Saturday through the end of the month. Craftsmen, storytellers, dancers and drummers will illustrate Native American life at the fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. At 1 p.m., a ceremony honoring all veterans will take place. In addition to crafts for sale and demonstrations of craftsmanship, Native American food, including buffalo, elk, corn soup and fried bread will be available for purchase.

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Dozens of Native American dancers from many different tribes will perform during the Shelby County Historical Society’s Native American Gathering at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday Head dancers Tim Samaniego and Angela Allen, of Lima, will lead traditional dances, grass dances and fancy dances during the event, which is open to the public. They hope that attendees who come to watch will be drawn into the action and decide to participate. “People are always invited to join in,” Samaniego said. A master of ceremonies will explain each dance. The performances are scheduled to run continuously from early afternoon Thursday until 4 p.m. and then again from 6 p.m. until dark. The event is free. “This is a great time for people to come out and learn that Native American people are still here,” Samaniego said. “We work among you.” He is a union pipe-fitter, working in Lima. Allen is a paralegal who works in Bellefontaine. They make their own regalia, the clothes worn during a pow-wow. The clothes feature beadwork and moccasins that are particular to individual tribes. If a Native American wears a traditional regalia, “you can tell which tribe and which clan” he’s from, Samaniego said. Allen, who is Shawnee, grew up in Vinton County and began dancing as a toddler.


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Cornhole tournament planned Applefest will feature the fifth annual Applefest Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by the Fairlawn High School Drama Club. The competition will be Saturdayand is open to the public. Registration fees are $20 per two-person team competing in a double elimination event. The tournament will be held on the south side of the court square beginning at 10 a.m. All registration forms must be submitted by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration forms are available in the Entry Forms section of the Applefest website at or at the tournament registration booth located on the south side of the court square. Registration can also be made Friday at the corn hole tournament booth from 6 to 9 p.m. or by sending the registration form and payment to Fairlawn High School Drama Club, Attn: Shelly Mann, 18800 Johnston Road, Sidney, OH 45365. For more information, contact Shelly Mann, corn hole tournament coordinator, at (937) 489-1342.

The apple … America’s favorite fruit

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AKANE FAULKNER, of Sidney, takes a look at a 1913 Speedster on display at the Applefest car show in 2011.

Sam Watkins Memorial Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show to be held Saturday The Shelby County Applefest will feature the Sam Watkins Memorial Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Sidney Body CARSTAR and Buckeye Ford Saturday. The show will take place on Ohio Avenue and Poplar Street in historic downtown Sidney between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with judging of entries to follow. All makes and models are welcome. The top 20 entries will receive trophies. Dash plaques will be given to the first 80 entries. Cost to enter the show is $10. Show participants are requested to enter the exhibit area near the Sidney

Tractor pull set for Saturday The Applefest Kiddie Tractor Pull will be Saturday. This event will be on Main Avenue on the east side of the court square in front of the Courtview Center Building. Registration will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. at

the Main Street location, with the competition beginning at 12:30 p.m. Three classes are scheduled to compete and include the age groups of 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Trophies will be awarded to the first three winners in each age category.

Post Office on N. Ohio Avenue or by the Historic Sidney Theatre on W. Poplar Street Vehicles will be lined up for display along Ohio Avenue and Poplar Street. Live “oldies” music by the Avalons will be presented on the Applefest Main Stage for all attending the car show to enjoy. In addition, WMVR radio Hits 105.5 will be on hand, hosting a live remote at the show. For more information about the show, call Robin Banas at (937) 7266084. Additional information about all the attractions and features at this year’s Applefest can be found at

Did you know that the only apple native to North America is the crabapple? Did you know that there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world? Bet you didn’t know this: Apples are a member of the rose family. With such an extraordinary fruit why shouldn’t it be celebrated? Well, in Sidney, Ohio, they are doing just that onFriday through Sunday. Applefest will kick off again this year with all the fun and festivities of its previous celebrations. This annual celebration will be held in downtown Sidney on the beautiful and historic Shelby County court square. Certainly no celebration branded as Applefest would be complete without some good ol’ down-home cookin’ and a wide variety of delicious dishes featuring — what else? Apples. This year’s Applefest will offer more than a dozen food vendors offering a variety of taste tempting selections, many featuring apples. Visitors to Applefest will enjoy everything from appleflavored shaved ice to that all American favorite, apple dumplings and ice cream. Other apple-themed selections will include apple turnovers and apple wood-smoked chicken. In addition, Applefest patrons are sure to enjoy a variety of other great foods to include barbecue ribs, burgers, fries, and shredded chicken sandwiches. Festival favorites like funnel cakes, root beer and kettle corn will also be available. For those specifically seeking healthy choice selections, Applefest will have those too. Applefest patrons can rest assured; this year’s roster of vendors is ready once again to offer their variety of delicious apple concoctions for your enjoyment. Many vendors attending the 2011 Applefest are returning to our wonderful Shelby County community atmosphere, while several new vendors are also registered to participate. So, whether you crave a tart granny smith smothered in caramel sauce or a red delicious baked with sugar and cinnamon, this year’s Applefest is certain to find the apple lover in you!

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Quilters ready to display artwork BY MARY ELLEN EGBERT Summer is quickly passing, which means time for the Shelby County Applefest is almost here. And although a majority of folks do whatever they can to keep cool, there is a unique group of thread artists who have feverishly been working on something to keep them warm. What better place to view their talents than at the Applefest Quilt Show? The quilt show committee has taken a walk through time to remember the wonderful pieces that have been hung each year to display the craftsmanship, colors and history of this art form. From the first year at the Masonic Temple, several years at the fairgrounds and more permanently in the Senior Citizen Center, quilters have come to compete as well

as admire the threaded beauties. This year will be no exception. The center will become a gallery and hundreds of people will come to be inspired. But there will be a few changes that are regrettably necessary in order to continue what the original intent for this show was and still is, to educate and pay tribute to the quilters from yesterday as well as today. The economy has hit everyone in one way or another, and so it is with the budget for the quilt show. The first-, second- and third-place winners from each category will not be awarded monetary prizes for the first time since the show began. But the committee is confident that the show will retain the quality and quantity of quilts for all to see. There has been an award every

year that has not been given enough recognition for the passion that has gone into the making. Every category which has a first-, second- and thirdplace winner has been awarded a handmade log cabin apple, which Pauline Warren, a national awardwinning quilter from Sidney, has lovingly made each year. These ribbons are unique to the Applefest and were designed by Warren just for this event. The first-, second- and third-place winner of each category will still be awarded these apples. And when all categories have been judged, the Best of Show Hand-Quilted and the Best of Show Machine-Quilted quilts will still receive prize money in addition to their ribbons. Each year there is a theme category, and this year’s theme is “Simply Charming.” What this means is, each

piece of fabric must be cut and sewn back together to make the quilt top with only one template. Some of these designs include squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, apple cores pattern and any other shape that will interlock with one another to finish out as a quilt. In early days, this method, called a charm quilt, required that each piece of fabric in the quilt be different. But in the Applefest show, fabrics can be repeated. They just all have to be cut from the same template. The Loose Threads Quilt Club has once again created a beautiful raffle quilt that will be awarded to the lucky winner on Sunday as soon as the show is over. This year’s pattern is a patriotic Ohio Star. Tickets will be available at the show or from club members prior to the show.

Festival pageant planned for tonight Shelby County girls in grades 9-11 were invited to compete for the honor of being named Miss Applefest. Shelby County girls age 4 to 6 were eligible to participate in the 2012 Little Miss Apple of My Eye pageant. The competition will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Cameo Theatre at the Shelby County Senior Center, 304 S. West Ave. Advance registration was required. The chairperson for this year’s event is Janice Seger. The girls had an interview Sunday at the Shelby County Agricultural Center, 822 Fair Road. During the pageant, each girl must wear an original apple-themed outfit. Judging criteria will include poise, responsiveness to questions, and personality. An on-stage interview question will be submitted to each final candidate. A mandatory pre-pageant rehearsal was scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cameo Theatre. The top three finalists in each category will be given cash awards and the winner will be invited to participate in future events and parades throughout the Shelby County area during the year following the Applefest. The winners are also expected to ride on the Applefest float during the Applefest parade Sunday.

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The Applefest

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SUMMER MCCRACKEN (left), of Anna, was declared Miss Applefest for 2011 and Alexandria Gaerke, of Russia, was declared Little Miss Applefest at the Apple of My Eye Pageant held in the Cameo Theatre in 2011.

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