Kiwanis International

The 2017 Kiwanis Apple Blossom Festival: The 2017 Apple Blossom Festival will take place from May 10th to  May 14th. This Festival takes place at the Abbot School with carnival rides from Wednesday through Sunday and fireworks on Saturday night. The 49th Anniversary Apple Blossom Parade kicks off Saturday May 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Main Street and Graniteville Road and ends at the Abbot School.

Attention Community Based Organizations: Kiwanis, is in desperate need of volunteers to assist in the parking of automobiles during the Apple Blossom Festival.  This year we are providing a financial contribution to community-based organizations that are able to fully staff a parking lot, a 5-6 hour commitment depending on the day, with 5 volunteers (high school age and older) one of whom is at least 21 years of age.  The Apple Blossom Festival starts on Wednesday May 10th and concludes on Sunday May 14th. There is one parking lot that is available for staffing on Wednesday and Thursday during the hours of 4:30 to 9:30 PM. On Sunday there is also one parking lot available from 11:30 to 4:30 PM.  On Fri. and Sat. there are 3 parking lots that are available for staffing from the hours of 4:30 to 10:30 PM.  In addition there are three parking lots available for staffing Saturday Morning from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Parking during Saturday is our most critical time. We will provide an opportunity for the organization to advertise their presence with a sandwich board.  The Westford Kiwanis will provide instructions, reflective vests, flashlights and radio communications. If you are interested Please contact Stefany Eck (seck63@icloud.com) 978-502-5731. on Depot Road.

Individual Volunteers: The Apple Blossom Festival would not be a success without the help of dozens of individual volunteers. Again this year we are in need of individuals to help us with parking, running errands, manning our information booth, providing directions and cleanup. We are particularly in need of help on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during this event. If you are willing to give us a hand please help us during this time by signing up in advance on SignUpGenius located at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48A9AF29AAF58-apple5

Join the Apple Blossom Committee: The Apple Blossom Festival has been a yearly Westford event since 1968. The heritage of this festival goes back even further to the original area wide event in 1935.  The Westford Kiwanis rely on assistance from the Apple Blossom Committee.  This is a small group of energetic Westford residents who desire to see this great tradition continue.  If you share this desire please join us to continue making this town wide event a reality in the future.  Click on the “Join the Apple Blossom Committee” portion of banner at the top of this page for more information.

Westford Youth Support: We want you to know we are a volunteer service organization and ALL of the proceeds from the festival go to support the greater-Westford community. Our mission is to serve the needs of children within our community but, we also help others in need regardless of age.  Each year we provide thousands of dollars in scholarships, grants for community service projects including; helping elders, the environment, arts, historic preservation and Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting.