The 28th Annual Taylorsville Apple Festival will be held on October 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine! With over 400 booths hosting a variety of food, craft, novelty vendors and exhibits there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. The Taylorsville Apple Festival is a charity (501c3) and all proceeds above operating costs go to The Needy Children's Benevolence Fund at our 12 Alexander County Schools. The Taylorsville Apple Festival is the largest event in Alexander County for the year hosting more than 30,000 people at the one-day event. The festival boasts three entertainment stages: The Main Stage on the courthouse lawn, the Gospel Stage at the west end of the festival, and the Children’s Stage on the east end of the festival. The Kid’s Korner is the biggest draw for our younger attendees. Food vendors surround the courthouse emitting some of the most wonderful smells and best tasting food you’ll find in the Carolinas. One can find, chopped barbeque, eggrolls, hamburgers and hotdogs, barbeque chicken, Italian sausages, and the list goes on. The first student to spot the principal of his/her school will be treated to a special lunch! Hope to see you at the 2016 Festival!
Ellendale Elementary Teacher Leah Robinson accepted the Fit-Friendly Worksite Award presented by the American Heart Association. Pictured are AHA Vice President Keith Cummins, Leah Robinson, and AHA Youth Market Director Ginger Edmiston.
Alexander County Schools received the American Heart Association’s Silver Level District Circle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes school systems that partner with the American Heart Association to help educate students about heart-healthy living while raising funds through Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart. Alexader County Schools is the only district in North Carolina to be recognized for this outstanding achievement. Alexander County Schools students and staff raised $30,264 to support lifesaving research and educational programs with the American Heart Association.