Apple Blossom Cotillion queens on display

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Portraits of past Apple Blossom queens, along with a collection of gowns worn in past cotillions, are on display at Springfield Health Center in the 100 River Street building in Springfield, Vermont. The display includes the formal portraits of Apple Blossom queens since 1977 and several private portraits donated by queens from 1957 to 1976. The portrait of the 2016 Apple Blossom queen, Nicole Murray, is on display in the lobby of Springfield Hospital and will be at this year’s Cotillion.

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Exhibit of past Apple Blossom Queens and gowns at Springfield Health Center. Photo provided

The exhibit is located on the third floor of Springfield Health Center and will run until the week after this year’s Cotillion. In addition to the historical portraits and gowns, also on display are photographs of the contestants and escorts in this year’s event.

The 61st Apple Blossom Queen will be crowned on Saturday, May 6 at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield.

“The Apple Blossom Cotillion is both a community tradition and a fundraising event,” says Larry Kraft, Director of Development for Springfield Hospital, which presents the event. Proceeds are used for the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and to support local health care services.

Tickets for the Friday, May 5 performance can be purchased in advance, or at the door. Tickets for the Saturday, May 6 performance cost more and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Tina’s Hallmark Store and at Boccaccio’s salons.

For information, call Larry Kraft, 802-885-7644 or

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