Some Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® participants will have a new way to remember everyone’s favorite event of the year. For the first time in its history, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will issue commemorative license plates to recognize and thank those who graciously donate their time and vehicles to carry celebrities for the GloFiber Grand Feature Parade. Access Independence, Inc. is proud to be sponsoring this initiative for years to come.
The idea was conceived by Access Independence, Inc. Executive Director Charles Harbaugh IV, as a way to recognize and thank convertible owners for donating their time and use of their vehicle for celebrities to appear in the parade. The license plates also help professionalize the parade entries, while enhancing and improving event security for celebrities and law enforcement. Harbaugh said, “We are thrilled to help the festival in any way possible, and we thought this was a cool, fun idea to thank those who donate their time and car to be entered in the parade. It’s a lot to ask for people with antique cars to use their vehicle, rain or shine, and we are very thankful for them.”
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® Executive Brad Veach said, “When Charles approached me with the idea of the official car license plates for the GloFiber Grand Feature Parade, I recall getting goosebumps and smiling as I responded with an immediate “yes.” Working with other non-profit organizations is important to the Festival, and we are grateful and pleased to partner with Access Independence, Inc. to start a new Festival tradition with the official car license plates."
Access Independence, Inc. is a non-profit organization that, since 1985, has been supporting individuals with disabilities living in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of springtime and the apple blossoms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley through events and initiatives that enhance community spirit and showcases our local agricultural heritage.