After several weeks of planning and organizing, the 5th Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m., at the White House Assisted Living facility, here in Lafayette.

Once again a variety of events are planned for the guests to enjoy including cider making, apple sampling, antique and novelty booths, craft demonstrations and sales, and much more. Music, which will be provided by the Cumberland River Bluegrass Band, will be performed live throughout the day and guests will be invited to sign up for horse shoe pitching and the Corn Hole contests.

The highly anticipated Apple Recipe Contest will include entries for the best apple pie, fried apple pie, apple cake and your favorite apple recipe.

At 11:00 a.m. winners of the Heritage Costume Contest will be announced from those who are dressed in pre-1950’s clothing and the old-time dinner, which will be served at noon, is $2.00 per plate. The dinner menu will consist of pinto beans with ham hocks, coleslaw, corn bread, fried apples, and your favorite apple desserts. Anyone donating a dessert will receive two free meal tickets. All other events are free.

The proceeds from the lunch will go to the Annie Butler Scholarship Fund, for staff members and their children to further their education.

Knollwood Manor and the White House Assisted Living cordially invite everyone to bring a lawn chair and join the fun!

“We certainly appreciate all the support we receive at this event each year,” said Knollwood and White House administrator Beverly Walker, “and once again we invite everyone to stop by and spend the day with us. Linda is gradually returning to her schedule here at the facility, after heart surgery, and she hopes to attend the festival.”

“Our dream is to make this event bigger and better with each passing year,” added Walker “and if you would like to demonstration a craft, set up a booth, or perhaps have flea market or yard sale items, please contact me at 666-3170 or 666-6363.”