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Circle K Orchard to host annual Apple Festival this weekend

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BELDENVILLE--Less than 50 people attended the first Circle K Orchard Apple Festival in 1989.

Twenty years later, orchard owner Wilson Mills estimated this year's festival, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday, should draw between 3,000-5,000 people.

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"It seems like yesterday when we first started it," he explained. "One of the things I think that has caused the growth is the tradition of it. When we go to markets, people I don't even know ask when the festival is."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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