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Apple Festival ushers in fall spirit to Sebring

SEBRING - This weekend, the sights and smells of fall come to Sebring, and better yet - they will be indoors. It's time for the 17th annual Apple Festival, which the Palms of Sebring presents each year, to raise funds to help supplement residents' activities. The festival runs today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Palms of Sebring assisted living facility at 725 S. Pine St., Sebring. Visitors will see many of the regular items - Chef Mac Gentleman's apple dumplings, apple pies, apple cakes, apple and pumpkin breads, cookies, crafts and other county and apple-themed offerings.
This year, organizers also have expanded their country rooster collection and will have more county and apple-themed aprons and more unusual items revolving around the same themes, said the Palms' Wellness Director Adele Dornheim. "We're very excited," she said. "We hope to get bigger and bigger." The event is put on by volunteers with the Palms' Auxiliary and staff members. There is no entry fee.