Manson,WA (MVT) -
The Pig Jig Run/Walk has become a tradition of the
Manson Apple Blossom Festival and for the past seven years has been wholly
sponsored by North Cascades National Bank. Kyla Allen, a former Manson Queen
and marketing director for NCNB, has organized and runs the Pig Jig which takes
place just prior to the Parade on Saturday, May 10th.
Runners/Walkers have a
choice between a 2k and 5k and seven different divisions will be awarded
prizes. The tee-shirt is included in the race fee which is $12 when registering
prior to May 5th; cost is $15 on day of race.
Race time is 8:30 a.m. at the
Manson Business Center and all proceeds benefit the Apple Blossom Scholarship
Fund, which in 2007 was able to grow to $700.00.
Betty Stout, chairperson of the "Taste of Manson"
is sampling just some of the apple varieties availabe on Friday, May 9th at the
Apple Blossom Headquarters.
Acquainting the public with the different tastes of
apple varieties is just one way to promote and market the valley's favorite
apples. Also available that day will be homemade apple pie and apple crisp
baked by Mansons' finest cooks!
Come in and enjoy the "Taste of Manson" between the
hours of 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the official headquarters adjacent to Allisons
This four-patch quilt made by the Chelan Valley Undercover Quilters will be on view and raffle tickets available during the annual Quilt Show at the Manson Grange Hall on Saturday, May 10th from 8a.m.-2 p.m. Show goers will be able to view many quilts on display and even vote for their favorite of the show both before and after the parade. Admission is $2.00 or by wearing an Apple Blossom related tee shirt, pig jig shirt, or blossom button.
Just one of the responsibilities of Landee Ward is making the buttons for this festival and she has them available in many stores throughout the valley. The cost of the button is $3.00 and goes toward funding the many events and the float connected with this long-running festival. Wearing a button will admit you free to the Quilt Show, Pageant, and Queens Ball. Helping Festival Chairperson, Jama England with chaperoning the royalty to their many appearances is another one of Landee's activities this spring. Pix is of Button Maker and Apple Blossom Chaperone Landee Ward with daughter, Macie,4.
Manson High School Art teacher, Phil Thomas and student artist, Princess Keisha
Neff, check over some of the photography that will be entered in Allison's of
Manson Stuldent Art Show set to coincide with the Manson Apple Blossom Festival
Thursday, May 8th thru Sunday, May 11. Festival goers are encouraged to come
in and view art submitted from students in both Chelan and Manson in many media,
including sculpture, photography, paintings and more.
It is a juried art show with a "Best of Show" and
Merit Awards given, and the public can vote for the "People's Choice" Award as
well. Allisons is open from 9:30-5:30 daily except for Sunday when they will