Issue No.2016 - 4 MAY 2016

Volunteer 10 hours and get your apples for half price. For More Details contact Sholan Farms 978-840-3276: or

15th Anniversary Apple Blossom Festival
May 14, 2016  - Rain Date May 15, 2016
Questions contact Chairperson  

Food Truck Vendors

Lorna Jean's ....good eats
Soop Doggs
Double D Concessions
Jack Fanelli Amusements
Split My Banana, LLC
Augusta's Chicken on the Road
Hawaiian Shave Ice
Steve & Barbara Christopher,
Wacky Candy Shack
Thank you all for your participation. 

Giant Basket -Silent Auction
$5.00 per ticket - limited ticket sales
Auction donations and Baskets
ABF Silent Auction Donors 2016
AAA Leominster - Gift Basket
Audubon Society - Gift Basket
Lorrie Brodeur - Lottery Ticket Basket
Fay Brooks - Acrylic Painting
Jack Byrne - Handcrafted Wooden
Cutting Board & Meat Mallet
Bourbeau's Market - BBQ Meat Bundle
CinemaWorld - 2 Movie Passes
Central Flag - Gift Basket
Curves - 1-month membership
C & M Pizza - 2 Gift Certificates
Dandini Liquors - Gift Certificate
Dodo's Flowers - Gift Basket
Dodo's Flowers - Gift Certificate
Global Fitness - 3-month membership
GazBar - Gift Certificate
Hannaford Lancaster Street - Gift Basket
Hannaford Merriam Ave - Gift Certificate
Patti LaGrassa - Ladies Gift Basket
Kim Lambert - Children's Gift Basket
Lancaster Golf Center - Gift Certificate
Leominster House of Pizza - (2) GC*
Orchard Hills - (2) 1 month memberships
with professional consultation
Vinnie Parisi - Mahogany Chest
Enea Piermarini - Baby Sweater Set
Papou's - 1 large pizza
Rye & Thyme - Gift Certificate
S & R Landscaping - Gift Certificate
Settlers Crossing Golf Course -
9 holes for 4 players with carts
Sholan Farms - Gift Basket
Sonoma - $75 Gift Certificate
Sean Patrick's - $20 Gift Certificate
Sunrise Assisted Living Residents -
Handmade Blanket
Texas Road House -
(3) Dinner for Two GC*
Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Dinner for two GC*
Wyman's Liquors - Wine Basket
        Note GC = Gift Certificate
 We thank our many sponsors who have made this our largest silent auction.  
Maureen Abdullah, Handmade jewelry
Caroline Abercrombie, DIY Build a bear animal packs
Kim Bardsley, Various handmade items
Karen Bill, The Happy Cat Co, Gourmet granola for people
Elaine Blake, Chairs Caned by Elaine, Recaning wicker chairs
Donald Bolduc, Alpha Imagery, Imagery on wood and in frames
Frank & Fumie Brooks, FB Products, Various crafts
Barbara Bunting-Poloian, Handcrafted quality jewelry
Angela Chabot,   Handmade dog collar bandana's
Marie Luisa Chartier,   Rocks, Minerals, Crystals & Fossils
Greg Chenevert,   Salsa and Hot Sauces
Wanda Collins, Handcrafted items
Jan Cribben, Home Sewn items
Kathy Desjourdy, Handmade jewelry and scarf necklaces
Sandra Dowling, Happy Hounds Honey, handcrafted bee products
Karen Fayton, Fairy & Princess crowns, all types of pillows
Sandra Flanagan, Cards, Embroidered Iris
Tracy Goitein, Wachusett Naturals, Handmade natural products
Terry Hibbert, Mon Bigeau Boutique, Custom made bags etc.
Linda Jackson, Hand painted glass etc.
Penny Jollimore, Stained Glass
Alana B. Jones, Handcrafted jewelry
Linda Jordan, Loom Beaded Bracelets etc.
Harry Kimball, handcrafted birdhouses and birdfeeders
Susan Laganelli, Unique stones sterling jewelry
Norman (AL) Lizotte, Land of AWWS, Solid wood products
Heather Mahan, Pink Smiling Raspberry, fun jewelry
Francine & Juanita Maranda, Paper crafts and boxes.
Joanne McNamara,   Mixed metals jewelry
Cathy McQuain, dish gardens
Cara Meehan,   Soaps, Lotions, Bathbombs
Patricia & Glenn Miller,   Needle felted pieces, rug hooking etc.
Marie Mortagua,   Wood crafts, crouched towel sets etc.
Susan Parr, The Parr-ticular Hummingbird, Hummingbird Feeders
Nancy Pooler, hairclips etc.
Ronald Rapoza & Karen Parker    
Debbi Riedle,   18" Teddy Bears
Doris T Ross, Children Soft books & adult aprons
Pete Sarenko, Reclaimed Elegance by Pyoter, Reclaimed wood
Michael Scott, handcrafted all natural soap
Colleen & Jack Seaman, beeswax, skincare, balms
Chuck & Kim Shaw, Letter photo frames, etc
Ali Smith, customized charm bracelets
Patricia Stewart, Goat Milk Soap & Creams etc
Mary Veitch, Wood ornaments, etc
Sneha Verelst, Usborn Books
Jason Villnave, Rustic woodwork & home décor
Joseph Wall, Woodcrafts
Mary Wynne, Handmade jewelry
 We thank our many crafters who have made this our largest craft fair in our history.  
Apple Blossom Festival Committee
Chairperson - Patti LaGrassa
Team Leaders
Bake Sale: Mandy Senecal
Butterfly Release: Janice Gaudet
Children's Activities: Corrine Thibodeau
Coffee & Donuts: Judy Daniels, Gail Sullivan & Gil Tremblay
Craft Show: Phil DeCharles, Joanne DiNardo, Patti LaGrassa
Entertainment: Bernadette Colley
Facility & Orchard Prep: Mike Meehan, Mike Iannacone, Sam Maffeo, Tony Fusco, Shriver Job Corp.
Food & Vendors: Patti LaGrassa
Information & Membership: Steve & Cynthia Smith
Miscellaneous/Set Up/Rentals:
Patti LaGrassa, Linda DeMego
Parking/Traffic:  Sam Maffeo, Leominster Auxiliary Police, Hannaford,
 Publicity & Ad Book: Joanne DiNardo
Signage: Mary & Alan Phillpotts
Silent Auction: Patti LaGrassa, Marcia Casacca, Barbara Lanza, Diane Iannaconi
50/50 Raffle: Patty Adams
Sound System: John Sullivan
Sponsorship: Sett Firmani, Patti LaGrassa
Tractor Drivers: Patrick Mason
Additional Committee Members (Alpha): Marge Cannavino, Diane Duchesneau, Diane Gallant, Nilah Gerhard, Marie Gingras, Joyce Gosselin, Greg Hathaway, Richard Hill, Jack Keefe, Dottie LeBlanc, Joe Lorusso, Brenda & Sam Maffeo, Claire Menche, Andy Mercik, Anne O'Neil, Sandy Reher, Kathy Ricker, Rita Saulnier, Ann Seed, Cynthia Smith, John Sousa, Pat Sousa, Jan Spence, Fran Sullivan, Patty Vallee.
All Volunteers
We extend sincere thanks to the many helping hands we have throughout the year. We could not do it without your help! We apologize if we inadvertently did not name every individual, however, please know that we appreciate any and everything you all have done for the farm and your festival.
Thank You!
Gold Sponsors

Gloria A. DiGeronimo

Leominster, MA 01453


1123 Central St, Leominster, MA 01453

Tel: 978-466-1113







We extend sincere thanks to our many sponsors and supporters. For a complete list please check out the Ad Book available at the Festival.
Thank You!
Our special volunteers grow the very best apples in Central Mass. Come join the fun and keep the legacy alive.

Many Thanks for all your support!

Friends of Sholan Farms - Board of Directors:

Joanne DiNardo - President,,  Tel: 978-870-5555
Steve Smith - Vice President,, Tel: 978-534-8735
Patti LaGrassa, Secretary,, Tel: 978-514-4473
Andy Mercik- Treasurer, , Tel: 978-537-5362
Bernadette Colley, Director, , Tel: 978-227-5692
Sett Firmani, Director,  , Tel: 978-821-8936
John Souza, Director,,  Tel:  508-331-4656  

Farm Manager

Mailing Address: PO Box 632
Located at: 1125 Pleasant St
LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts 01453
978-840-FARM (3276)