Apple festival raises money for Washougal school

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Washougal — Rain didn’t keep the crowd away from the 27th annual Riverside Apple Festival on Oct. 8. There were 36 vendors selling local goods, and the apple pies and apple dumplings were both big hits, selling out in the afternoon. Crowds also enjoyed the apple slingshot and foam-rubber shooting gallery, along with pony rides by Rockin’ Hope Ranch, face painting, balloon art and a bounce castle. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department was on hand with a fire truck for kids to see up close. For the second year in a row, Brooklyn Scott won the pie-eating contest. All proceeds from the various booths and activities, and a portion of vendor sales, go to Riverside Christian School. Funds from this year’s festival will go toward the new outdoor education area and summer camp, as well as supporting project-based learning opportunities and technology.