Apple Blossom Returns for 2024

Photo of Ashlee White, Director of Apple Blossom 2024
Ashlee White, Director of Apple Blossom 2024

Springfield Hospital is pleased to announce that Apple Blossom will return in May of 2024. The Apple Blossom event has a long history that showcases area high school seniors and elementary children in a performance of song and dance. In 2024, the traditional features that make Apple Blossom so special will be included along with a community dance following the final performance.

Springfield Hospital welcomes Apple Blossom Director, Ashlee White of Springfield, VT. Ashlee has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with a concentration in Set Design. “I’ve been dancing and singing since I could walk and talk, and began acting when I was 12,” says Ashlee. “I love all forms of performance, but the Apple Blossom event checks all the boxes for me,” she continued. She is supported by a committee of enthusiastic individuals, some of whom include previous Apple Blossom Queens; Kelly Flynn and Diane Walker, and previous directors and assistants; Lisa Rushton and Tracy Austin.

An orientation for all parents and participants, including elementary school applicants, will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 1:00pm at Dressel Gymnasium at Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT.  The Apple Blossom performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th.

Applications for both high school and elementary school participants are available at . Applications for seniors must be received by December 19, 2023 (prior to school vacation), and for children, applications must be received by January 19, 2024.

Proceeds from the performances will support the Dr. E Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and Springfield Hospital’s 2024 Annual Giving Campaign. The support of community businesses, individuals, and families has been extraordinary during  past years, and we look forward to similar participation with the return of Apple Blossom in 2024. For more information, call Sandy Peplau, 885-7686, or visit