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Michigan Apple Queen to Appear in Patriot Day Parade

Contact: Gretchen Mensing
(800) 456-2753

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Ashley Wright, 2006 Michigan Apple Queen will be appearing in the 3rd annual Patroit Day Parade in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, September 9th.

Wright, of Belding, will be joined on the Michigan apple industry float by first runner-up Jessica Rasch of Conklin and second runner-up Sarah Heffron of Belding. The “Apple Land”-themed Michigan apple industry float was designed by 2003 Michigan Apple Queen Janna Klein.

“I am really looking forward to attending the Patriot Day Parade. Grand Rapids is such a unique town and the people are always so fun and welcoming! I know that the court and I are going to enjoy the parade so much!” said Wright.

The Patriot Day Parade is one of more than a dozen events the apple industry's court will be involved in this year.

The Michigan Apple Committee is a grower-funded nonprofit organization devoted to promotion, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan apple and encourage its consumption by consumers in Michigan and around the world. For more information, visit www.MichiganApples.com.