GREENE — This year marked the 20th anniversary of Applefest. Despite the wet weather and occasional rain, the event played host to hundreds of pedestrians and vendors Saturday. “This is a community event. We are very happy to put this on every year,” said event director Alice Cobb.
This year had the presence of the two people credited for creating the idea of the first Applefest – Harry Davis and his wife Virginia. “We needed a way to generate some money and we knew you could do more with apples than any other fruit,” said Harry. The couple were crowned king and queen of the event and special thanks was offered to both of them by the Methodist church.
Applefest for the last 20 years has been sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Greene. A committee of about 15 volunteers help organize the event and about 100 more help bring it all together. The proceeds are taken by the Methodist Church and much of it is given to local religious charities.