Apple Festival gets underway in Erwin

Apple will be 'King of the Day' today and tomorrow at the Unicoi County Apple Festival in Erwin.
   There will be apple contests, including apple cooking and apple arrangements for youth and adults.
   More than 350 vendors will display arts and crafts along Main Avenue. Gospel singing and square dancing will be featured on the main stage at the Courthouse.
   The Unicoi County Heritage Museum will display Clinchfield Railroad memorabilia and a Blue Ridge Pottery Club show and sale will be held at the National Guard Armory.
   Free shuttle bus service will be provided to the pottery show and Heritage Museum.
   Festival hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
   Further information is available from the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Main Ave., Erwin, 423/743-3000, or