Archive for September 2012

AppleFest, This Saturday, 9:30am-3:30pm

AppleFest, Saturday, Sept. 29th, 9:30am-3:30pm

Jim Krueger

Jim Krueger

The North/Eastside Senior Coalition’s 12th Annual AppleFest will be held 27-29 September 2012 at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (1625 Northport Drive, Madison). Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Madison Chiropractic-North, Madison Mallards, McKinney Dentistry, and Xerox this intergenerational community event is fun for all ages! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to enhance programs and services offered to senior adults living in north/east Madison and throughout Dane County.

Kicking off the weekend (Thursday, 27 September) is the expanded Used Book Sale; running 4–7 pm, it will feature books, CDs, DVDs, and games. The book sale continues on Friday (28 September) for a full day, running 9 am–5 pm.

Saturday (29 September) offers entertainment for the entire family. Entrance for adults is $2 for the day; kids (under 12) are FREE. The day starts at 9:30 am with fun games for kids, ages infant to 12, including a moon bounce, a DJ, and a kiddie carnival and numerous games and prizes. Some new games, skee ball, t-ball, a money cage and a prize wheel have been added this year. There is also popcorn & slushies, face painting, Doodlebug the Clown, and appearances of local mascots. A fire truck and police cruiser will also make appearances throughout the day. Hot dogs and Sloppy Joes will be available in the snack bar.

Adults and kids can enjoy the following free entertainment: American Family Choir, Virginia Davis School of Dance: Dancing Darlings, Just Too Accordions, East Madison Mad Breakers, Live Zoo Animals, and the Paris Blues All Senior Band. The popular used book sale continues with a special rate of $5/bag! The mini craft sale returns this year, featuring hand-made items. Back by popular demand is a bake sale of delicious homemade sweets and apple’s for sale.

In addition, AppleFest attendees can buy tickets for individual drawing prizes; these prizes will be displayed and tickets sold Saturday, 29 September, 9:30 am-3 pm. Raffle tickets will also be sold throughout AppleFest weekend. Winners will be announced at 3 pm.

You can see there’s something for everyone! Contact the North/Eastside Senior Coalition (243-5252,, or for more details. Make a difference in a senior adult’s life—bring the family to AppleFest and enjoy the day!

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