Sparks, Norland & St. John selected Apple Blossom Royal Court


The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival got its unofficial kickoff Saturday night at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium with the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant. NCWLIFE Channel’s Eric Granstrom has a recap…

Apple Blossom Pageant Recap 2020-02-10

Apple Blossom Pageant Recap 2020-02-10

We broadcast all the pomp, circumstance and Mama-Mia goodness right here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Before they could announce the Royal Court to reign over the 2020 Festival, there was some other hardward to hand out first.

First was the Most Photogenic Award, and it went to Jessie Weber, daughter of Steven and Jackie Weber.

Next came the Congeniality Award, which is voted on by all the Top Ten Candidates. The winner was Haley Gilman, who’s the daughter of Ken and Denise Gilman.

Then the Community Involvement Award, and it went to Kelly Norland, the daughter of Erik and Kate Norland.

The Achievement Award was given to Abby Wilt, the daughter of Bob and Jackie Wilt.

Finally, the Most Original Speech Award went to Chelsea Wickel, the daughter of Steve and Lisa Wickel.

Then, it was finally time to learn who would reign over the 2020 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival…

Tess Sparks selected Queen of 2020 Apple Blossom Festival

Queen is Tess Sparks, the daughter of Courtney McCoy-Woods and Davis Woods and David Sparks. One princess is Kelly Norland, the daughter of Erik and Kate Norland. The other princess is Kaia St. John, the daughter of Tucker & Jed Gossman and Jake and KC St. John.

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival runs April 23rd through May 3rd. Find out more by going to their website at

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in Wenatchee with his dog Oakley and has one daughter, Gracie (18) who is a freshman at Central Washington University.