Kiwanis International

Thanks for a successful 2017 Apple Blossom Festival 

The Westford Kiwanis would like to thank all those who supported our very successful 2017 Apple Blossom Festival.   Without the help of our sponsors and the dozens of volunteers who helped parking cars, cleaning up the grounds and assisting in the parade this event would not have happened.  We particularly want to thank our Platinum sponsors:  Emerson Hospital Health Center Westford ,  Keller Williams Realty, Circle Health Westford and Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union for their continued support.  This year the Westford Kiwanis initiated a “Parking Partnership” with local community organizations whereby they provided personnel to assist us in parking and we contributed a donation to their organization.  This turned out to be extremely successful and will be implemented again in 2018. Thanks to all those community organizations who participated.  

In addition, a great big thank you to all those within the Westford community who participated in the parade and those who came in support of the parade.  This parade and the festival that surrounds it represent one of the truly long standing  traditions of the Town of Westford.  The first Apple Blossom Festival was held in 1935.  It became an annual tradition until the start of WWII when it was discontinued.  In 1968 the Westford Kiwanis re-initiated the festival and it has been a yearly town-wide event ever since.

The 2018 50th Anniversary Apple Blossom Festival 

It is not too soon to think about becoming involved in the 2018 50th Anniversary Apple Blossom Festival and parade.  This will be a banner year for this activity and the Westford Kiwanis have planed an extra large event.  We plan to have a new crafts fair in addition to a spectacular extra large fireworks display.   Other additions are in the planning stage.  The 2018 Kiwanis Apple Blossom Festival starts on Wednesday May 9th and goes to Sunday May 13th.  The Apple Blossom Parade will be held on Saturday May 12th.