The 63rd Apple Blossom Queen will be crowned on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield. “The Apple Blossom Cotillion is both a community tradition and a fundraising event,” says Tonia Fleming, Development Officer for Springfield Hospital. Proceeds are used to fund the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and to support local health care services.
Tickets for the Friday, May 3rd “Opening Night” performance cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for the Saturday, May 4th “Grand Performance” cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Both shows start at 7:30 pm and doors open at 6 pm. Tickets may be purchased at Tina’s Hallmark Store in Springfield Plaza, Boccaccio’s salons in Springfield and Bellows Falls, and at Members Advantage Credit Union in Springfield.
This Apple Blossom Cotillion welcomes back long-time directors Pam Church Shaughnessy and Carrie Jewell to continue the tradition started by the Springfield Hospital Auxiliary, continued by Bob Spindler, and now presented by the Hospital’s Development Office. This year, 12 high school contestants and their escorts will be joined by 21 elementary school couples. The event’s theme, “A Gleeful Evening,” and will feature songs performed in the long-running musical comedy-drama television series Glee.
An exhibit of the Cotillion’s past, including portraits of past Apple Blossom Queens and gowns worn in past Cotillions, is on display on the 3rd floor of Springfield Health Center at 100 River Street in Springfield, VT, and will run until the week after the Cotillion.