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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Homemade Apple Pie Sales Loess Hills Apples & Cider Car Show Original & Antique Tractor Show Craft Show Quilt and Doll Show Flea and Antique Markets Merry Brook School Regional and Local Food Vendors Petting Zoo and Inflatable Games Archery Competition Loess Hills Country Cloggers Genealogical Society

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Welcome to Woodbine from the Main Street-Chamber Welcome to Woodbine Applefest . . .so glad you’re here! Applefest truly is the embodiment of Woodbine’s little tag line ... “a slice of Americana on Highway 30.” Celebrating our 23rd year of Applefest, the festival offers something for just about every member of the family. Find a map or just wander Woodbine’s historic stretch of the Lincoln Highway. Turn east to a topnotch car show along Walker Street. While admiring the restored automobiles, take a look at the historic downtown Main Street revitalization process unfolding. Fueled by

community partnerships and municipal, state and federal grants, our turn-of-the-century building are undergoing some breathtaking restorations, too. Walk south on Walker to the newly designated Zell Millard Historic Preservation Park. See the tractors, view the progress of our open air amphitheater and restored canopy gas station (a community meeting room is housed there), the Woodbine Depot for railroad enthusiasts of all ages, and Merry Brook School and the fascinating Harrison

County photo restoration project going on there in the Genealogy space. Take a stroll up Sixth Street, and find all kinds of neat treasures in the outdoor Flea and Antique Market or at the Woodbine Community School where a huge craft fair goes on each year. Don’t miss the delicious and tempting food options along the way. An acknowledgment of the historical provenance of the Loess Hills orchards and agricultural traditions of Harrison County, Applefest

is an unpretentious and relaxing celebration of small town hospitality beginning with Kiwanis hotcakes and sausage, and ending with hundreds and hundreds of church-baked apple pies carefully stowed in visitors’ backseats or coolers, taking home a “slice of Americana. . .a slice of Iow ... a slice of Woodbine.” Enjoy your day! And see you next year! Applefest Steering Committee Woodbine Main Street-Chamber Woodbine City Council www.woodbineia.com

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Applefest is always a busy time of year for the City of Woodbine. City employees work diligently to assure the streets are clean and the town looks pristine. Applefest committee members have spent the last few months pulling the entire event together - from the car show to the tractor show to craft show to the flea market to the entertainment to the food vendors to the airplane rides to educational presentations ... Let’s just say there is sure to be something here that everyone can enjoy. And that is irregardless if you are from Woodbine or Harrison County, or have travelled many miles to be with us today! The entire event means a lot to the community of Woodbine ... and I’m not just referring to the adults. When I refer to the entire community, I am not underestimating the importance of the event. As you will be able to read in these pages, Applefest is definitely enjoyed by all ... including students from the Woodbine Community School district! Scattered throughout these pages, you will learn exactly what it is that Woodbine Community School students like about the annual event that fills the streets of their hometown! My hope is that you enjoy being here as much as we enjoy having you here. With so much to do, we won’t be offended if you decided to stay all day ... or even come back tomorrow ... or next week ... or next month ... Woodbine is definitely a place where residents aren’t just residents ... but members of a community. Thank you for coming and enjoy! Nikki J. Davis Twiner Editor

What Applefest means to me By Maya Christine Kenkel Fourth Grade Applefest means having a good time like eating caramel and going to the Arts and Crafts or going to the petting zoo or seeing the car show. I love Applefest, it’s so fun. I especially like doing it with my friends and family. That’s what Applefest means to me. By Ava Reisz Fourth Grade Applefest means to me is when I eat caramel apples. Applefest is when the fall leaves coming down. Applefest is when I buy a shirt from Shaw’s screen printing. That’s what Applefest means to me! By Caleb Loftus Fourth Grade What Applefest means to me is caramel apples, going to the car show. One other thing I like is going to the tractor show. And that’s what I like about Applefest.


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23rd annual Applefest headlining in Woodbine NIKKI DAVIS Twiner Editor After months of planning, the 23rd annual Woodbine Applefest is here. The annual event draws thousands to Woodbine – filling Woodbine’s historic brick streets (and every other street) with everything from food vendors, craft vendors, antiques, antique cars, tractors, apple pies, fun for children and more. The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will open the day – an annual event at Applefest. Pancakes will be served from 6:30-11 a.m. at the Harrison County R.E.C. building. On the menu is all you can eat pancakes, ham, applesauce, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from the event cover an array of projects sponsored by Kiwanis. The pancake breakfast provides 70 to 80 percent of the group’s funds, including, but not limited to: purchasing dictionaries for each third grade, Woodbine student; sponsoring Boys and Girls State participants; donating to the Black and Gold Club (WHS athletic club); TeamMates mentoring activities; annual fishing derby at Willow Lake, taking fifth grade students to a Royals’ baseball game; donating funds to the Woodbine Public Library; and more. Other traditional favorites will pack the day. The annual craft fair will feature over 100 booths. The streets will be lined with flea and antique vendors as well as food vendors. Tours of the Harrison County Genealogical Society and the Merry Brook School House will be available to festival goers. Airplane rides will be available (reachable by shuttle service) at the local airport beginning at 10 a.m. The brick streets of Lincoln Way – and portions of Sixth Street – will be lined with around 200 vehicles from the

past and present, lined up, waxed and ready to be judged at the annual car show. The tractor show will be near the Main Street Station further down on Lincoln Way. The quilt and doll show were moved to the Woodbine High School Family Consumer Science Room last year and will be on display there once again in 2011. Depot and caboose tours are also open to the public. Of course, the Woodbine Methodist Church will have their apple pies available for purchase, and the Christian Church will be hosting their homemade chicken and noodle dinner. Food from almost every ethnic background will be available. Children will be sufficed once again by a petting zoo, entertainment throughout the day, face painting and inflatable games. Newer events returning this year will include the archery competition, now in it’s fourth year, and the Loess Hills Country Cloggers, making their third appearance at the annual celebration. Making a comeback from the past will be an Applefest Fun Run. The run is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodbine City Park. Registration will be held from 7:30-8:25 a.m. For more information, contact Shawna Harris at the Woodbine Elementary School at (712) 647-2440. At the Woodbine Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, a lawn tractor pull will begin at 1 p.m., promising to provide entertainment for the whole family. The Harrison County Genealogical Society will be offering an interesting project for visitors to peruse. The society worked hand in hand with Notson Studios recreating 15,000 archived photos from Harrison County between 1925 and 1965. The group will also have guest speakers

telling stories about what it was like to attend country school beginning at 1 p.m. New to the event this year will be a senior spelling bee. The event received such a large response that it had to be moved from the Merry Brook School House in Kiwanis Park to the Woodbine United Methodist Church. The event is for those 55 and older. The senior spelling bee is slated to begin at 3 p.m. Following up the plethora of activities on Sept. 24 will be an Applefest Golf Tournament on Sun., Sept. 25, The tournament will be a two couple, alternating shot contest with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start at Shadow Valley Golf Course. Organizers are hoping for good

weather and a good turn out for the event, which saw a rainy start in 2010, and look forward to showing off the improvements in Woodbine. “Come and check out all the progress the Main Street-Chamber has helped with the façade renovations of the downtown buildings and the Woodbine Grain Elevator,” Applefest Committee Chairman Marvin Kelley said. “Due to the renovations keeping the city busy, there aren’t many new events for 2011, but there are plenty of traditional, classic Applefest activities for the whole family to enjoy. The rain last year put a damper on some of the events, so this might be the year to come get reacquainted … or come enjoy it for the first time if you’ve never been.”

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A welcome addition to Walker: Main Street Station Built in 1928 using the traditional “canopy,” many fuel stations and garages employed for their establishments, the Woodbine station was built by Jess Watson. For most of the next 75 years, the station was a place to fuel up, get your Packard serviced, pick up some local news or stop at the tiny lunch kitchen in the back area of the office for one of Alice Mefford’s satisfying hot beef sandwiches. In the 1950s, it was a Coop station and tank wagon service, home to Mathison Machining, a lawn mower repair business and a Minneapolis Moline dealer. “There’s a really neat photo of Christy Mathison, Jerry Mathison and Herman Mether standing in the office space by the service counter surrounded by displays of belts and gaskets, soldering iron spools, a tire, baler twine, a chain saw on the counter and various other parts and debris,” Main Street Program Director Deb Sprecker said. “The photo says it all. It just looks like a place people liked to come and ‘hang out.’” The Main Street Station welcomes any community organization to use the new space for meetings and activities. There is no charge for

non-profit groups. “Just give me a call, (712) 647-3434, or leave a message on the machine. The office maintains a reservation calendar. Private parties or businesses are also welcome to rent the space for a nominal fee, either $10 per hour or $75 for the day,” Sprecker explained. In 2010, the city-owned building was the beneficiary of a Main Street Challenge grant, a city revitalization grant, CDBG Façade Master Plan and Iowa West funding and a donation from the Historic Corridor Committee to rehab the structure. New heating and cooling, interior and future exterior restrooms, new office space, energy efficient garage-like windows and storm windows and a kitchenette area were added while still maintaining the feel of the old garage. A few months later, a Keep Iowa Beautiful grant and a Harrison County Community Foundation grant paid for exterior and interior amenities such as folding tables and chairs, landscaping and a digital projector for meetings. “We decided to leave the utilitarian ‘garage’ feel in the space, so the floor was cleaned and sealed leaving the concrete exposed. We also left the old auto lift in place; it is now

the pedestal for the glass conference table,” Sprecker said. “The Main Street Board and the Woodbine City Council were instrumental in making the project a reality. The result is

a very usable space for the entire community. People from the surrounding area have also rented the space for various business and private functions.”

Local Woodbine artist Dave Esser paints the final touches on the Main Street Station sign hung Sept. 12. The historic 1928 canopy gas station and garage house both the Main Street-Chamber office and the Community Meeting Room. This is the first Applefest for the newlyrenovated building to be open; the station offers several amenities to Applefest-goers including family indoor restrooms, a baby changing location and a cool place to sit and rest up before diving back into Applefest activities. Photo: Submitted By Ian Hatterman Fourth Grade Applefest means to me is to have fun and play. And I have get a lot of stuff and that is what Applefest is to me. By Natalie Brunow Fourth Grade Applefest is fun to go to because you can meet your friends. You can have fun at Applefest. You can have caramel apples and the car show. That is what Applefest means to me!


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Applefest, A Community Celebration: From the eyes of WCS third graders In third grade social studies we spend a great deal of time learning about communities. We learn about how communities provide a place to live, work and play. The Woodbine third graders wrote about a festival called Applefest that is celebrated in the fall each year in Woodbine. This celebration has become a family tradition for many of the students. Each student has his/her own unique perceptions of what Applefest means to him/her. Read and enjoy! By Caleb Wakehouse I spend Applefest with my friends. I buy caramel apples with cotton candy. This year my family is giving away stuff at my Grandma’s garage sale. Applefest is fun. I like to eat the hamburgers, chicken and caramel apples. Every time me and my friends meet we get to buy a toy if my sister and I are good. By Jamie Plowman I go to Applefest. My brother won the car show. I go on the bouncy house. I get to have funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, and caramel apples. I get to ride a go cart when we get home. By Eliot Shaw I love Applefest. I like to go to the bounce house. I walk with my friends every year at Applefest. I love their food. Most of all I like the slide. By Grace Moores Applefest is my family’s favorite holiday. I love going to my dad’s office to have a picnic. Applefest in Woodbine is so fun. There are bounce houses. It’s me and my sister’s favorite place to be. I love the petting zoo. When I go, we walk through the town and see a ton of stands. At the end of Applefest we have my cousin’s birthday. The end. By Austin Davis Applefest is fun every year. We go to garage sales. We go to the petting zoo to see goats, rabbits and sheep. The hot

rides are cool! We have picnics up at the park. All About Applefest By Anna Vazquez Every year Woodbine has this celebration called Applefest. Woodbine has Applefest whether the sun is out or they have it when it is raining. I LOVE going to get Kettle Corn! I like going to the bounce house. I also like getting my face painted at the school. Last year I got a big rose. Now you know what I like about Applefest. I can’t wait for this year’s Applefest. By Ava Willis Every year I have fun at Applefest. It’s fun when the weather is rainy. I always have a yard sale. Caramel apples are my #1 food at Applefest. Bouncy houses are so fun. I hope I get to go to the petting zoo this year. I love the doll show. I can’t wait to see the hot rods. Whether it’s rainy or not, I love Applefest! By Kail Brown I have never been to Applefest, but my friends tell me it’s fun. I hope we can go this year. The petting zoo looks fun. I hope we can get toys. I want to eat Kettle Corn. There is a lot to do at Applefest. By Marissa Oestmann Each year we celebrate Applefest. I just walk around at Applefest. I’m not going to be at Applefest because I’m going to a wedding. People love Applefest. We might go on the bounce house next year. Applefest is fun. By Kolby Barnum My favorite time of the year is Applefest. I like Applefest because I get to see my family. I like the food. I like to see the cool cars. I never got my face painted. I like the bounce house. Applefest is my favorite time of year. I Love Applefest By Conrad Schafer

I go every year. It’s the best time of my life. I like going with my friends. I love Applefest a lot. I eat caramel apples. I go in the caterpillar and I get Kettle Corn. I love Applefest. By Sydnee Jensen Applefest is fun. I think the sand art is fun to do and that it looks cool. I like to buy apples at Applefest and I like the caramel apples too. They are so good to eat. I like the funnel cakes to eat because they are good to eat. I like the car show. I like the bounce house because it is fun. I like the garage sales too because you can get stuff. Applefest By Garett Nelsen I love Applefest. There is a tractor show, toy show, car show, and motorcycle show. You can buy a lot of stuff like toys, apples, apple pies and apple cider. You do stuff like hula hoop contest, sand art, jumping house and slide, craft show, petting zoo, and the flea market. You can eat caramel apples, funnel cakes, chocolate cakes, chicken noodles, icees and kettle corn. It looks like fun at Applefest this year. It looks like it’s going to be busy this year. By Rebecca Ellison In Woodbine we celebrate. Applefest is fun! I love the cotton candy and homemade ice cream! My mom loves the funnel cakes. I do not like a lot just a little

bit. I like it. Applefest is not a boring thing to do. By Shannon Hopkins Every year Woodbine celebrates Applefest. I have never been to Applefest and I hear that it is fun. This year Applefest falls on my birthday. I wish I could go, I might in the morning. I hope my friends will come to my party after Applefest. I can’t wait to go someday. By Ben Dorland Applefest is a celebration in Woodbine. I don’t know what Applefest is like so these are some things I want to do: sand art, flea market, and walk around with friends! As you can see Applefest is fun! By Derek Rothe Jr. Applefest is really fun. I like the pop. I like the hot dog. I like the sandwich. I like the popcorn. I like all of the neat things. I like the caramel apples. I like all the fun things. Applefest is a really fun place to be in the fall. By Kelly Snyder Applefest is fun. I like doing the sand art. There are apple pie, caramel apples, funnel cakes, and kettle corn. There is a petting zoo, tractor show, car show and See THIRD GRADE Page 9

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Applefest, A Community Celebration: From the eyes of WCS third graders Applefest is a really fun day! From THIRD GRADE Page 8 By Amanda Heitman craft show. You can buy toys, apples, and Applefest is a really great way to celapple cider. My favorite thing is the ebrate. In Applefest there is so much to bounce house and slide. I love Applefest. do there. Sand art, craft show, walk around town with friends, jumping house By Melissa Thoreson Applefest is the greatest thing. As you and slide, petting zoo, showing animals, can see, Applefest is packed full of fun. hula hoop contest, flea market, apple There are games in Applefest like sand cider, apple pie, toys, apples, and a car art and jump rope. You can see stuff like show. Applefest is a fun thing to celetrucks and tractors. You can eat food like brate! hot dogs. Also we have the rodeo. Also By Jarett Armstrong you can buy toys. Applefest is really fun. Do you go to Applefest? I guess not, I will tell you. By Alexa Steinkuehler Applefest is a fun celebration. I liked We have a petting zoo. It is fun. There is the caramel apples. I like the apple cider. a lot of food. My favorite is the caramel I like the petting zoo. I would like to do apples. What do you think is your the hula hoop contest. I would like to favorite? I love the Applefest! buy some toys. As you can see, By Jordan Butrick Applefest is awesome. Applefest is so fun! I like to eat funnel cakes. Do you like funnel cakes? I like kettle corn. Do you like kettle corn? I like apple cider. Do you like apple cider? I like to buy toys. I go to the petting zoo. As you can Woodbine Farm see, Apple fest is full of fun things to do Supply and tasty treats to eat. 521 Walker By Elana Probasco 647-2220 Applefest is a great way to celebrate Woodbine, IA fall. We can eat caramel apples, icees, kettle corn, and more. We can also do sand art, hula hoop contest, and a bit

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apples. As you can see, Applefest is packed full of fun! By Dalton Frink Applefest is a great. I eat apples and buy apples. And I do fun things with my dad. And I look at the different apples with my mom and dad. And play with my dad and mom and eat apples. And I play and eat with myself. By Ella Barnum Applefest is a very fun place to go. I love to eat funnel cakes, caramel apples, hot dogs, kettle corn and ices. The jump house and the big slide are lots of fun. I love to get my face painted. I like the car show and the petting zoo. I like to walk around with my friends to look at cool jewelry, funny hats, silly string and drive around on the golf cart. I like to buy pie, cold apple cider and apples and toys. As you can see, Applefest is a very interesting place to go in the fall season! By Kael Smith Applefest is a good way to celebrate for the fall season. We can do almost anything at Applefest, like eat, buy and see stuff. Last year, I saw the petting zoo. You can see the car show, tractor show, and the toy show. You can buy toys, apple cider, and apple pie. You can eat funnel cakes, chocolate cake, and caramel apples! As you can see, there is a lot of stuff to do at Applefest!

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Applefest Quilt and Doll Show What Applefest Means to Me By Shawni Sullivan Fourth Grade Applefest means that you get to go outside in the fall and look at all the cool things. It’s really fun to get caramel apples and T-Shirts that say Applefest, Applefest 2011. I can’t wait till Applefest. It will be rally fun. And that’s what Applefest means to me.

The annual Applefest Doll and Quilt show will be presented in the Family Consumer Science room in the Woodbine Community School building. The show will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Applefest day, Sept. 24. Nancy Foutch is asking that all quilts be dropped off ahead of time or left in the commons area at the Woodbine Community School between 2:30-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Please contact Foutch with questions at (712) 6472271.

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Methodist Church: ‘I’ve Been Workin’ on the Pie Line ...’ As if baking approximately 720 apple pies wasn’t talented enough, the Woodbine United Methodist Church Apple Pie Line decided they needed their own song to sing, hum or whistle while they worked. The joke began as church members kiddingly began singing and humming, “I’ve been workin’ on the pie line, all the live long day,� to the melody of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.� It was Waunita Johnson that decided perhaps their own song wasn’t such a bad thing. So in her spare time while not helping make the apple pies before Applefest, Waunita jotted down some words to fit the catchy tune. But one verse wasn’t fitting. It

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was too hard to cram in both the apple peelers, slicers and cutters who begin around 5:30-6 a.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to the event, as well as the actual pie assembly line. So the two groups – peelers and pie makers – each had their own verse written. And they can sing it while they work – or whistle. Or just tap along to the tune. The Woodbine United Methodist Church bakes approximately 80-84 pies each Tuesday and Friday in the weeks leading up to Woodbine’s premier event, Applefest. Pies are sold in front of the church, located on the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Way for $10 per pie. Pies may be purchased unbaked and frozen or baked-frozen and slices will be available for immediate consumption. All profits go to the church. If Applefest goers stop by, they might be able to catch a few words of their catchy, new theme song: Apples grown in Small’s Orchard, Are ripe and ready to buy. They come to church packed in boxes, We’ll make them into pies. Peelers always come in early,

They peel and cut and core. Apples are ready for the slicer, And the peelers’ backs are sore. Everybody knows, everybody knows, Everybody knows our pies are great! Everybody knows, everybody knows, They know our pies are great! We’re getting ready for Applefest, Applefest you know, oh, oh, oh. We’re getting ready for Applefest, We want to sell our pies. And singin’ Fee-fi-fiddley-i-oh, Fee-fi-fiddley-i-oh, oh, oh, oh, Fee-fi-fiddley-i-ooooooooh, Come and buy our pies! I’ve been working on the pie line, All the live-long day. I’ve been working on the pie line, Just to pass the time away. Mix the dough and roll it out now, Put spices and apples in the tin. Pass it quickly to the fluters, Now it’s ready to go in. Everybody knows, everybody knows, Everybody knows our pies are great! Everybody knows, everybody knows,

They know our pies are great! Pies are baking in the oven, Pies are baking I know, oh, oh, oh, Pies are baked in the kitchen, All brown and sitting in a row. And singin’ Fee-fi-fiddley-i-oh, Fee-fi-fiddley-i-oh, oh, oh, oh, Fee-fi-fiddley-i-ooooooooh, Come and buy our pies!

By Leala Vazquez Fourth Grade Applefest means you get together and have fun. You can eat caramel apples. You watch the car show. You go to the flea market.That’s what Applefest means to me.

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What Applefest Means to Me: From the pens of WCS fourth graders By Kaitlyn Neligh Fourth Grade What I like best about Applefest. I like looking at things that people make. The crafts that they do. I like when I get some stuff from Applefest because it’s cool. I like getting their snacks because some of them I only get at Applefest. Like carmel apples, funnel cake and snow cones. I like how they have so many things to look at. I love Applefest because they have stuff for all ages. I think of Applefest is a good time to have fun. I like spending time with my family. I like looking at the old fashion cars and toys. I like how they do it every year. I like the Tshirts that Dan and Joanna make, I like the pancakes that they make for you. I think it’s nice that they do it. I eat them each year. That’s why I really like Applefest. There is so much stuff. By Autumn Vennink Fourth Grade Applefest means to me a time for the town to get together and have

By Amy P. fun. You can buy plane apples or Fourth Grade caramel apples to. Also kids like What I like best about Applefest. I together and have fun. I think the car show and tractor show is fun. like the sweet apple and git to go buy That is what Applefest means to me. some new toy’s and books. And it lot’s of fun. Have Fun! By Adam By Hudson Barnum Fourth Grade Fourth Grade What I like about Applefest is What I like best about Applefest is the food and the games. I like the walking around and looking at garage ice cream and the caramel apples. I sales. Seeing my friends. Meeting new friends. like the big bouncy slide the best. By Mac Fourth Grade What I like best about Applefest is the carmmel apples they soooooooo good. Last year we did not go because it rained, so we did not get to go. And I like the bounce house the best. Applefest is the best.

By Zoe Willis Fourth Grade What I like best about Applefest. I like that in the morning you can get free pancakes and juice. Also because there is rides, games and crafts. And I love going to garage sales. I love getting new things. That’s what I like best about Applefest.

By Natalie Hazen By … Fourth Grade Fourth What I like best about Applefest. What I like best about Applefest. The first is eating carmel apples! Second I like to walk around and The games there are fun. I like them. buy stuff. Last to see everyone The carmel apples. The funnel cakes. The car show. around me having fun.

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Craft Show takes over WCS for the day: Ganzhorn in Charge Bev Ganzhorn knows her crafts. She has had a booth in the craft show for the past nine years. More importantly, she has served as chairman of the Applefest craft show the past six years. Ganzhorn came to fill the shoes in the position when the previous chairman was ready to move on. “Jane Gardner had chaired the craft show for many years and was ready to pass it on,” she said. “Since I was a local crafter, she asked me to take over. I felt I could do my part – and Jane still helps me each year.” Ganzhorn probably needs the help to aid her in the organization of approximately 70 vendors and 100 booth sites rented at the Woodbine Community School. In 2011, even

more new crafters with unique gifts are joining the lineup. “We have to use both gyms, the commons area and outside the school in front of the commons area. It has always been at the school,” she said. The price doesn’t change much, either. Forty dollars will rent you a space for the day. An extra foot was added to the inside booths in 2010, taking them from nine feet across by eight feet to 10 feet by eight feet. Outside booths remain 10 feet by 12 feet to accommodate canopies should the vendor want to utilize one. The spaces are full of a little bit of everything, according to Ganzhorn.

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“The craft show offers quality items for gifts or something for yourself,” she said. “We have a wide variety of crafts.” The variety includes: garden art, jewelry, floral items, wooden decorations, etched mirrors, basket liners, gourmet popcorn, quilted items, purses, windsocks and flags, fabric dolls, painted bricks, painted saw blades, decorated sweatshirts, fabric teddy bears, crocheted items, soup and dip mixes, denim, scarecrows and painted jars, barn wood furniture, corn heat therapy, charms, baby items, Tupperware, wind chimes, candles, table runners, greeting cards, potpourri, woven products, sports jewelry, Tastefully Simple, face painting, Americana items, stained glass and that’s just to name a few. “There are so many unique, one of a kind items,” Ganzhorn said. “If you order from a catalog, 20 of us could have the same item, but these

are original items. These vendors spend hours and hours working on these items.” The difficult part of her job is trying to find a place to put all of those items, trying to appease all those renting space. “I try to keep similar items apart from each other. Some need electricity or wall space, so that limits you as well,” Ganzhorn said. All in all, Ganzhorn loves being a part of the annual celebration. “I like to see the community come together. Everyone knows what needs to be done,” she said. “We each take care of our show and then help each other where or when it’s possible. I like to hear the new ideas and see them take shape.” And Ganzhorn would like to offer her own, small token of advice to those attending Applefest. “Wear comfortable shoes and plan on spending the whole day here,” she said, smiling.


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That’s Poetry to My Ears Applefest Archery Competition By Nasia Collier Sixth grade A-Apple’s P-Pancakes P-People L-Let’s go to Applefest E-Everyone F-Fun E-Enjoyable S-Super cool T-Tasty Applefest By: Liberty Cole Sixth grade Apples are so tasty Peaceful, nice, friendly people Pies are good to eat Love the apples because they have a sweet taste Eat so much good food Feel good because of all the good people Eat apples and pancakes and so many more apples Sweet apples, apple pie and food Taste the sweetness in the apples By Carter Ellison Sixth grade Awesome People Pancakes Loud Exciting Fun Exhausting Stuff Toy cars By Bryn Koke Sixth grade A-apple’s are great P-pure green, yellow, red

P-pure joy L-lemonade E-excellent F-festive E-enjoy the fun S-silly string T-the best food

regular apples and ice cream. They always have a car show too. There is lots of stuff to see and do there as well. That is why I like Applefest.

Applefest By Isaac Ireland Sixth grade Apples Pancakes Pictures Lots of kinds of apples Exhausted Fun Exciting Syrup Toy cars

Applefest By Meghan Brunow Sixth grade Green apples, red apples, yellow apples and Johnny apples. There are lots of kinds you would like. What can you make with apples? You could make caramel apples, apple pie, candy apples, apple jelly and apple butter. Apple colors are yellow, red and green. Apple sizes are big, small and round. Apples are in history too. Snowhite ate an apple and fell asleep until the prince kissed her awake. Johnny Appleseed planted all the apple trees.

Applefest By Jamie Heffernan Sixth grade Apples Pie Piles and piles of caramel apples Lovely art Extra fun Fall Exciting Seeing cars Tasty By: Wade Vennink Sixth grade Cool Awesome Retro Stylish Applefest By Angela Doyle Sixth grade At Applefest there is always something different and surprising. They have caramel apples, apple pies, just

Applefest By Sabrina David Sixth grade I’ve wanted to see caramel apples because they are so good. Maybe even cherry pies and apple pie because my mom makes some, and they are so good. I am so excited. I hope it has cookies and cotton candy. My friends have told me so much about it, and I hope it is as good as they say it is. I am excited for Applefest.

The Woodbine Applefest Archery Competition has planted its roots in the annual fall festival. Now in its fourth year, the competition continues. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodbine Community School practice football field. (Just past the Woodbine City Park and down the hill.) The competition will play host to three divisions – youth (17 and under), women’s and men’s (18 and over). Each division will be aiming for 30-35, 3D targets. Targets will be arranged as close as 10 yards – and placed as far away as 60 yards. The Archery Competition had 35 participants in 2008, the year they planted their roots. The numbers grew as the roots went deeper, with approximately 45 competitors in 2009. In 2010, poor weather dampened all Applefest festivities, but the hope is the growing numbers are a trend. The winners of each division will receive a plaque. It’s important for anyone interested to understand the event isn’t meant for “just hunters.” “You don’t have to be a hunter to come shoot,” coordinator Matthew Mentink said. “If you enjoy shooting a bow, you will enjoy a 3-D shoot. You can shoot the course noncompet-

itively if you’d like. Three-D shoots are great fun and can be bonding times for families.” While it’s difficult to wake up early and set the course up the morning of Applefest, there is no doubt why it is now in its fourth year – fun, practice and fellowship. “It allows people who enjoy shooting bows a chance to get together and have some fun shooting. Also, it allows some to get practiced up for the upcoming archery seasons. It will give some people a chance to get their bows sighted in without having to go to a range somewhere,” Mentink said.

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Rolling into town for the 23rd Applefest

It’s back. And it’s growing. Woodbine’s historic brick streets will feel the nostalgia as white walled tires, small rimmed tires of the ‘30’s and hot rod tires of the ‘60’s, 70’s and 80’s roll into town for the 23rd annual Applefest car show. Merrill and Hazel Mohn have been running the car show since 1991, when Merrill, himself, served as organizer and judge. Hazel still hangs the “Thank You Plaque” from that year in her office, where she is able to glimpse at it as she prepares annual mailings year after year for the event. Jim Rock and Kenneth Schlitz were the originators of the show and

had asked Merrill and Hazel for a helping hand. Then, Rock and Schlitz just disappeared, Hazel recalled. “We haven’t seen them back since. Jim called to offer to sponsor a trophy, though,” she said. “I offered him the car show back, but he just chuckled at my offer.” The car show, once just a thought, now plays host to 200 entries annually. Classes range from 100 to present modified and stock, Mustangs, Lead Sleds, Corvettes and pickups. Special awards offered during the show include Best of Show (Modified and Stock), Long Distance Award, Special Interest, Hard Luck and Loud Pipes.

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“The loud pipe contest is always popular,” Hazel said. “And we even have a hard luck award. When driving these older cars from long distances, they quite often break down or have other misfortunes they relay to us while checking in.” Despite the array of classes, another reason why car show goers may return every year (and bring friends) is the low registration fee: $15 if pre-registered and only $20 the day of. Check in begins at 8 a.m. and no one is allowed to register after noon when the judging begins. Originally, local judges were persuaded to participate – but that didn’t last long. Some worried about biased opinions. Others wondered about knowledge in the various classes. So Hazel and Merrill went for the big time. “We discovered a team of professional judges from South Dakota and have hired them for many years. They do a very effective job,” Hazel

said. “Merrill has a more difficult job on car show day than I do. Every time there is a problem to be handled, it is ultimately his responsibility to make the decision. Vern Kerger and his family are essential to the success of the car show. There are many others that help us as well. Someone must help to class each car and keep track of their numbers. It takes several people to escort the cars to their class location and several helpers in the office to make the check in process go smoothly.” Despite any issues that may arise during the show – new and old – the Mohns always look forward to the fun and excitement of the annual Applefest car show. “The most exciting part for us is seeing the cars all line up along the street and the streets full of people who are enjoying the show. Applefest is a great opportunity to showcase our wonderful little town and we are happy to be part of that,” Hazel said.

Woodbine Iowa’s Applefest By Brandon Bantam Fifth Grade Applefest is a time for the people were ever they are from, to see the sites of our beautiful town, Woodbine, Iowa. There are plenty of things to like go to the school to see the art show, go see the car show downtown. You can also go garage saleing all most anywhere. The best place to eat lunch is Reisz Farms all natural beef of other concessions all around the down town area, go eat caramel, apples or run in the fun run. Take kids to the kids place by Moores Electric. The stores and shopes are always open because the 24 of September always lead customers wanting things. Concessions line the street and side walk all around town. Plenty of people come from different counties of the state and maybe even different states. A lot of people come to Woodbine, Iowa on the 24 of September. The day before Applefest people are planning what they are going to do n the 24 of September. My family usually has a garage sale at my Aunt Carries house. My cousins and my brothers go wondering the streets on the 24th of September at Woodbine, Iowa.


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From the desk of Woodbine Fifth graders Applefest By Kaelin Armstrong Fifth Grade I love Applefest!!! Applefest means a lot to me but it also means a lot to the community, it means like, people getting together to celebrate the community and just have fun and see the talent of other people. Applefest is as important to me because I usually don’t get to see my family so they come up and we explore Applefest garage sales and stands. Some fun things my family doe is watch the car show, enter contests, pet the animals at the petting zoo and bounce in the bouncing house. Sum things you can buy are window decorations, cloths, foods, toys, honey, decorations. That is why I love Applefest and why it is important to the community. Applefest By Alex Fifth Grade Applefest is a fun thing to go to you can buy and look at things. You can eat lunch and eat caramel apples, apples, cider, and celebrate the harvest this year. You can do activities and contests. You can look at the car show that has mustangs, cameroes and vipers. Applefest helps Woodbine have the Applefest every year and help more people come.

your family. During Applefest usually my aunt and uncle come back from des Moines. Applefest is the celebration of the harvest season. It is good for the community of Woodbine because everybody in Woodbine and whoever comes to Woodbine usually has fun. I love the hot dogs and chicken. I LOVE APPLEFEST!! Applefest By Michael Fifth Grade Applefest is fun because of the toys, car show, food and to work for Boy Scouts to hand out the papers and to pick up the trash and to show off your pets and to make people laugh. To go on the rides and sell stuff and buy stuff. Applefest By Devon Fifth Grade Applefest is to celebrate have fun and bring families together and to me its fun and really exciting and you can buy stuff for families, friends, sisters, teachers and yourself. You can get exercise from walking around drinking cold water.

Applefest By Hailey Ryerson Fifth Grade I think Applefest is fun and people get to see Woodbine. There is so many things going on. Plus to raise Applefest money for the town. So we can have By Clay actives and more events. There’s Fifth Grade It is one of the best things I have arts and crafts and there’s carmel ever been to. I love the apple cider apples, pies, the pancakes by the slushies, kettle corn, art show, and Kiwanis. The Chicken noodle dinthe car show. I think the car show is ner by First Christian Church and the best part of Applefest. Applefest more. Applefest is so fun for everyis important to me because I think it one there is so much stuff to do the is a great family get together to see car show for the little kids the trac-

By Kyle tor ride. And there is a lot of adverFifth Grade tising and booths there. And a lot of Applefest means to me is that people from many towns come in on Applefest. And when they com in every body can have fun in the hole they get to see Woodbine. That’s community that comes, it is a tridishin for the community of the what I think of Applefest. town of Woodbine for every body to have at Woodbine. People come Applefest from the town and come from fare By Cassie for Applefest. The best thing in the Fifth Grade Because you get to walk around town of Woodbine like lot of family and bye stuff. They have animals kids parent come. The prices car there you can see and my favorite shows games by bebe guns, boy the car show. I don’t know why it is scouts have to walk around pick up important but I think it was the trash, had out flyers, rising golf indenes. Applefest is fun. You have carts. a lot of fun and get out of the house What Applefest means to me? and you walk around. We celebrate By Brianna Baker Woodbine and injoiable staff. Fifth Grade To me it means it’s that we celeApplefest brate when apples were first made. By Cuy Meeker It means a lot to me, it gets my famFifth Grade Applefest is fun because family ily back together every year. It and friends to to have fun. They all means so much to me. get to see crafts and eat and they have a kids area to play or a bounce house and sand and tattoos and there are all kinds of apples and food. My favorite is the sand art. We can help if more people came because then more people will like Woodbine and activities.

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Photo restoration/preservation in progress at Merry Brook The Merry Brook School House located in Kiwanis Park on the Corner of Third Street and Lincoln Way will prove to be an interesting … and educational … visit during the 23rd annual Applefest. The upstairs of the refinished Merry Brook School House will be hosting a “Tales From Rural Schools,” including guest speakers sharing their stories from their days of attending, and in some cases, teaching, at rural schools. Those that were uncomfortable at the thought of speaking in front of an audience were asked to write down their tales and submit them to be shared aloud during the event. Readers will begin at 1 p.m. The basement of Merry Brook houses the Harrison County Genealogy Society, with its own entrance located around the back of the school. And they’ve been working on quite the project – that’s not quite finished. But they would still like to share with the public the detail-oriented goal they’re striving for. Approximately 20 years ago, the Lee Notson and then Barbara Kay Studios, formerly located in Logan, went out of business. An estate auction of sorts was held in which auction goers picked through the thousands of negatives littering tables. After all was said and done, the HCGS placed a bid on the remaining negatives and won. But that was just the beginning. “Bill Pryor, the auctioneer, called us that night and said, ‘If you want the rest

of them, just go get them.’ We took three pickup loads out of the house,” HCGS Member and Notson Committee Member Elaine Ehlert said. “Arthur Smith, my dad, helped us get these negatives. And we’ve (Genealogical Society) has stored them until we could get the funding to preserve and restore them.” So there sat thousands of negatives … until the organization was able to secure a $5,000 grant through the Harrison County Community Foundation for their restoration and preservation. They didn’t waste any time with the project, but decided to take things one step at a time, diligently trying to minimize any mistakes. After all, they were handling one-of-a-kind items that may be irreplaceable to some that don’t even know they exist. They decided to start the project with indexing. “The majority of the sleeves that were stored had a pink slip inside of them that often stated the name of the person ordering the negative, the address, if there were children, their birthdates and the date the receipt was made,” Ehlert explained. “The Notsons were good with their record keeping.” This information was all relocated to the outside of the envelope and eventually keyed into a computer database so names, buildings, locations and dates could all be easily located. The next step was cleaning. Hundreds

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Pictured here is one of the completed photos that will eventually be available to purchase on the Harrison County Genealogical Society’s Website hopefully by September of 2012. This is a photo from Dec. 14, 1940 of McKinneySeabury Chevrolet Garage, believed to have been located in Logan or Pisgah. of hours have been spent by the committee, Ehlert, Sharon Ruffcorn and Linda Dickman as well as many volunteers who have begun pulling negatives out and cleaning them as gently as possible to reduce the possibility of scratching the negative, with a cloth and special chemical. They refer to the process as dusting. To date, 15,000 five by seven photos have been cleaned, while four by fives, eight by 10’s and more remain. Due to the multitudes of photos and tedious work to be done, the group is far from finished with the project, but hope to have the negatives cleaned and scanned to keep the negatives on the computer. The index will also be placed on the Harrison County Genealogical Society’s Website where Web users will be able to place their orders for photos online. Their hope is to have everything available to the public by Applefest …. Of 2012. In the mean time, for Applefest this year, the public is invited to stop by and see the process and ask questions –

although they must wait until 2012 before purchasing any photos. “We just really want this to be right the first time. We didn’t want to go half way on this project,” Ruffcorn said. “We just gradually keep going. We want one thing completed so if something happens and we can’t continue and someone else takes over, they can just take over and know exactly where we were. We want this organized.” Through the process, the group has already allocated the $5,000 in grant funds and is turning towards the public to help them finish the project. While the group is looking for monetary donations, they are also asking for high quality photo paper donations in which they may print their photos. Donations may be sent to Linda Dickman, 2810 190th Trl., Woodbine, IA 51579. The public is encouraged to visit the historical, one room school house – once full of students excited to learn, now holding more than a wealth of knowledge and education for the entire public.


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