Despite the weekend weather, the Hollis Woman's Club and the Hollis Town Band provided a delightful afternoon of delicious apple desserts and music to celebrate the annual Hollis Apple Festival.

As we all know, these events don't just happen. Eager volunteers and hours of work produce the wonderful end result. There are so many to thank, and, although not everyone can be mentioned by name, they have our heartfelt gratitude for each and every contribution and effort.

Members of the Hollis Woman's Club (and even some spouses and children!), the Hollis Town Band, the Hollis Brookline High School Robotics Team and many devoted community members pitched in to bring the festival together. A special thanks also goes out to bandleader, Dave Bailey, for his eagerness to help with any request.

Local businesses also contributed to the festival with donations and services to help defray the cost of the event. My thanks to the following:

Corporate sponsors: Hollis Construction, Inc.; Landmark Dental Care; Loftus Law Offices, PLLC; Tulley BMW

Supporters: Lull Farm LLC; Brookdale Fruit Farm; Dr. Davis Ice Cream; Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center; Monarchs Care Foundation; Pats Peak; Orde Farm LLC; Mile Away Restaurant; Market Place Diner; Hollis Country Kitchen; Hollis Auto Service; Harvest Market; Fulchino Vineyard; Caren Holliday; Bark Easy Pet Grooming LLC; Lifelong Fitness Hollis; All In Stride Farm; Hollis Village Pet Supply; Zorvino Vineyards; Village Sentry Pet Care; Udelsman Associates; Farm Design, Inc.; Edward L. Klopfer, DDS; Hollis Veterinary Hospital; Helfman, Lasky & Associates; Morin's Landscaping, Inc.; Technology Garden LLC; Dave's Quality Dry Cleaning; New Hampshire Fisher Cats; Karen Calabro; Amy Watson; Kat McGhee; Daniel Palmer.

LYNNE DOUGHERTY AND DIANA KOEGER

Chairs, Hollis Apple

Festival