Apple Blossom Cotillion

The 63rd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion will be on Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2019 at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield, Vermont.  

 
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An Annual Tradition With Benefits

The Apple Blossom Cotillion, presented by Springfield Hospital, is a community tradition, a rite of passage for high school seniors, and the area’s largest single event.Taking place every May in the Riverside Gym, the Apple Blossom Cotillion may signal spring, but preparations are underway as early as January for the weekend's performances.

The 63rd Apple Blossom Queen will be crowned on Saturday, May 4 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 for the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and to support local health care services.

 Tickets for the Friday, May 3 “Opening Night” performance cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for the Saturday, May 4 “Grand Performance” cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Both shows start at 7:30pm and doors open at 6pm.  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 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 is, “A Gleeful Evening” and will be featuring songs performed in the long-running musical comedy-drama television series Glee.

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A Tradition Since 1957

A time-honored tradition in Springfield, the Apple Blossom Cotillion. That first year, seven high school seniors, all dressed in white gowns, competed for the title of Apple Blossom Queen. 

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Stay Connected

As cotillion season comes closer, stay up-to-date on the latest news, including sneak peeks and other fun looks behind-the-scenes of this annual tradition.

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Supporting Scholars

The Apple Blossom Cotillion proudly funds the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award for graduating seniors seeking to pursue higher education in the health care field.

63nd Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who generously supported the cotillion this year!

$1,000

WCFR

$500

Kelly Flynn, Apple Blossom Queen 1966
Infinitt North America
Lawrence & Wheeler
Mascoma Savings Bank

$250

Diane Lupien Bacon, Apple Blossom Queen 1958
Bibens Ace
Karen & Melvin Charboneau
Lisa Coyne, Apple Blossom Queen 1983
IVEK Corporation
John A. Leppman M.D.
Katherine & Robert Mitchell
Red House Press
Springfield Reporter
River Valley Credit Union
Rotary Club of Springfield
Springfield Housing Authority
Carol & Albert St. Pierre
Sarah E. Vail, Attorney
Vermont Telephone Company
Sue & Jim Willard
Young’s Furniture & Appliances

$150

Carole & Richard Lechthaler
Walter Jabs Jr.
Twin State Psychological Services


 

$100

Bette-jane & Richard Austin
In memory of Eileen Austin Neal RN
Lori Young Barlow
Roger Bauer Family
Joseph Baxter
Kate & Jeffrey Bell
Boccaccio’s
Corky & John Bond PA-C
Elaine & John Boynton
Sheila Kendrick & Dan Caloras MD
Charlestown, NH Rotary Club
Robert Cochrane
Shirley Cooper
Leigh & William Dakin
Deanna & Buddy Dexter
Doris & Herbert Eddy
Winifred McDowell & John Follett
Genesis Administrative Services/Springfield Health and Rehab
Pat & John Graves
Betty & Hugh Haggerty
Sivilay Sychitkokhong Henry, Apple Blossom Queen 1993
Diana Hake
Hillside Auto
Linda Husband
IPG Employee Benefits
Linda & Pat Kelley
Nancy & Robert Lanoue
Laura & Fred Lee
Sandy & Peter MacGillivray
Magee Office Products
Chas Malinowski
Geralyn & Richard Marasa MD
Sally & Ernest Mas
Eileen McKendry
Jasmine & Robert Melzer
Members Advantage Community Credit Union
Helen & Richard Moore
Mary Perry
Suzanne & Joseph Polidor, Jr.
Rotary Club of Ludlow
Savings Bank of Walpole
Anna & William Smith
Crystal & Paul Stokarski
Gwynna Taylor
Anastasia Thayer Hassett, Apple Blossom Queen 2008
Olivia Thayer
Patricia & John Toler
Valhalla Corp
Ruth & Ken Walker
Jane & John Waysville
Val and Alan Woodbury
Sandy Youmatz NP

$50-$99

Dorothy Andrews
Beardsley, Inc
Ruth & Ted Cody MD
Edward Foster
Muriel Hart
Cindy & John Hughes MD
Eileen & Paul Kendall
Mike & Peggy Knoras
Joan & Don Morey
Alice W. Nitka
Don & Patti Page, Apple Blossom Queen 1964
Parker & Ankuda, PC
Ruth & Alfred Rawson
Springfield Elks Lodge #1560
John H. Tarbell
Darlyn Walker
Susan & Larry White

Up to $50

Linda & Robert Attiyeh
Linda Brown
Sherwin Davis
Marcia Fontaine
Florence Gomez
Hennessey Electric
Images Hairstyling Salon
Karine & Wade Masure
Warren Masure
Mimi Neff
Betsy Owen
Larry Pepin
Barbara & Karl Riotte
Donald & Debbie Shattuck
Springfield Moose Lodge 679
Virginia Thulen
Mary Kinney Williams
Gloria Mackey Woodbury
Janice & Kenneth Young

 

 
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