Sean, Catherine Lowe announced blossom festival grand marshals

Sean Lowe of “The Bachelor” TV show and his wife Catherine Lowe have been announced as grand marshals of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival that begins April 25.

Grand marshals will lead the Grand Feature Parade on May 3.

Sean Lowe, 30, first appeared on TV as a contestant in season eight of “The Bachelorette” and was a third-place finalist. His popularity on the show causes ABC to bring him back as star of “The Bachelor from January to March 2013, a news release from the festival office said.

In the season finale, he proposed to Catherine Giudici, one of 26 contestants, and the two were married in Santa Barbara, Calif., this past January in a live ABC special called “Sean and Catherine’s Wedding.”

Sean Lowe was also in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013, making it to the spring semi-finals.

For more information, visit www.thebloom.com.