Photo Gallery: Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival: Friday Events

Susan Poe, left, of Fort Valley, Terri Rankin, center, of Richmond, and Tina Colton, right, of Front Royal, dance to the tunes of the band Souled Out during the Apple Blossom Bloomers' Luncheon on Friday in Winchester.
Lydell Patterson smiles as Souled Out performs during the Bloomers' Luncheon on Friday in Winchester. Rich Cooley/Daily
Bonnie Peery, of Winchester, stands in the front row to hear Souled Out perform during the Bloomers' Luncheon on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily
A crowd of men, some wearing the festival's traditional pink and green colors, enjoy food and drinks at the Winchester Cold Storage on North Loudon Street on Friday during this year's Highway Motors - International Stag Luncheon. Alex Bridges / Daily
Queen Shenandoah XC Kiara Anastasia Laurenzano, center, has her arms raised by her grandmother Lorena Sevilla Somoza, left, and her godmother Edda Sevilla Somoza, right, during the coronation ceremonies Friday afternoon at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily
Maddie Needles, 6, Miss Apple Blossom's princess, waits for a cue in approaching the Queen during coronation ceremonies. Rich Cooley/Daily
Queen Shenandoah XC Kiara Anastasia Laurenzano is escorted by her brother Lorenzo, 13, as they proceed off the stage during the coronation ceremonies Friday afternoon at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily
The Handley Singers perform during the coronation ceremonies Friday at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily
The Handley Singers perform during the coronation ceremonies Friday at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily
Maria Jimenez enjoys the food and wine at the Bloomtown Derby. Kaley Toy/Daily
Justin Garrett and Alex Garrett spend the day together at the Bloomtown Derby. Kaley Toy/Daily
Helen Reinhardt, left, and her mother Missy Jackson enjoy food and wine at the Bloomtown Derby. Kaley Toy/Daily
From left, Martha Carroll, Stephanie Fincham, Ganine Juergens and Bethany Fincham enjoy their time together at the Bloomtown Derby. Kaley Toy/Daily
Yvonne Cortez, left, and Carol Ismer, right, enjoy the festivities at the Bloomtown Derby. Kaley Toy/Daily
Debbie Hotinger, left, and Pam Bock, right, don festive hats for the Bloomtown Derby, A Fine Wine and Food Experience on Thursday. Kaley Toy/Daily
Apple Blossom Firefighters' Parade Marshal Bobby Labonte waves to the crowd during an appearance at the coronation ceremonies Friday afternoon at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily
Lauren Whitacre,4, of Gore, watches the Firefighters' Parade on Friday night along West Cork Street in Winchester. Rich Cooley/Daily
Chase Gillispie, 11, of Front Royal munches on a funnel cake during the Firefighters' Parade. Rich Cooley/Daily
Queen Shenandoah XC Kiara Anastasia Laurenzano and Apple Blossom Festival President Michael T. Stanfield wave to the crowd along West Cork Street during the Firefighters' Parade. Rich Cooley/Daily
Antique fire trucks lead a long line of trucks during the Firefighters' Parade. Rich Cooley/Daily
Sherando High School band members march during the Firefighters' Parade. Rich Cooley/Daily
A clown rides a unicycle along Cork Street during the Firefighters' parade. Rich Cooley/Daily
Girls prepare to run in the 6-7 year-old girls race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. There were 102 runners in the race. Tommy Keeler Jr/Daily
Kids prepare to run in the 10-11 year-old boys race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. There were 150 kids in the race. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
Ryleigh Combs, 11, of Stephens City, crosses the finish line first in the 10-11 year-old girls race Friday in the Bloomin' Mile in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr/Daily
Garrett Stickley, 11, of Winchester, crosses the finish line first in the 10-11 year-old boys race Friday in the Bloomin' Mile in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr/Daily
Addison Hillyard, 14, of Winchester, was the first girl to finish in the 12-14 year-old race Friday in the Bloomin' Mile in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
James Harris, 14, of Stephens City, crosses the finish line first in the 12-14 year-old race Friday in the Bloomin' Mile in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr/Daily
McKenna Newcome, 11, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., finishes fourth in the 10-11 year-old race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
Micah Combs, left, 9, of Stephens City, beats Jackson Ellis at the finish line in the 8-9 year-old boys race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
Girls start to run in the 10-11 year-old race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
Brody Ellis, 7, of Bluemont, W.Va., finishes second in the 6-7 year-old race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily
Connor Sanders, right, crosses the finish line just ahead of Dash Fitz-Call in the 10-11 year-old boys race in the Bloomin' Mile on Friday in Winchester. Sanders, finished sixth and Fitz-Call seventh. Tommy Keeler Jr./Daily

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