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Hero of the Week: Apple Blossom Festival
This spring marks the 84th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Festival takes place over several days and consists of parades, fireworks, craft fairs, concerts, luncheons, and a carnival. Local government and the majority of businesses shut down the Friday before the Grand Feature parade. Practically the whole city dresses up in pink and green. Although some Winchester residents are not too fond of the festivities (in fact, it's downright hated in some circles), it's an important part of local tradition. It's refreshing to see a community honor its history and celebrate what makes it unique. I, for one, will be celebrating in my pink and green this weekend!
Villain of the Week: Tornadoes
This has been a terrible week for weather! Early Thursday morning, I woke up in a Nyquil haze thinking the roof was about to be torn off of the house. Trying to get to work was terrifying as well. I'm a lot more fortunate than many in the South, and the affected families are in my thoughts and prayers. If you would like to help, check out http://www.disasterreliefeffort.org/.
That's all for this week. Enjoy the weekend!