we recently had our annual apple festival...our fourth one!
it was a gorgeous fall day and lots of folks came out...we saw lots of old friends and new ones too!
earlier that week, we took a trip up to ellijay to gather the apples for everyone who had purchased them through our fundraiser- thank you to those of you who bought apples this year!
we also want to thank everyone who gave something for our raffle- this, too, is another way for arrow to raise funds for our special projects, and we thank all of those who participated! so many special, handmade items...
we want to thank susan hable and her daughter bird for carving another block for us this year! bird was on hand to help with printing and she helped so many of you print your block...we are so proud of you, bird!
we also had an apple tasting and apple cider too...and this year, we had a record number of pies in our pie contest! the branded butcher took home the blue ribbon, and we love that an arrow dad won second place- it was his first time making a pie, too! many thanks to our guest judge, gena knox, and an arrow dad, don young, for helping judge the pies this year!
and we also want to thank amanda and jeremy for the music again this year- it wouldn't be the same without your fiddle tunes!
and a big thanks to Melissa & Hip Pops for coming out to celebrate with us...
and thanks to Mimi & her Home.made crew for providing us with the most delicious apple butter to try!
and last, but certainly not least, thank you to the arrow community for supporting this fun event...happy fall, everyone!