Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/apple3/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/src/helpers/schema/image-helper.php on line 98

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/apple3/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/src/helpers/schema/image-helper.php on line 100

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/apple3/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/src/helpers/schema/image-helper.php on line 101

Apple Annie

2019 Applefest Board Members

About Apple Annies

The Apple Annies are the Goodwill Ambassadors of Song for the City of La Crescent and the La Crescent Applefest.

Each year, a new Annie is selected at the annual Apple Annie Cabaret which is held on August 30.  The new Annie, along with Annies from previous years, performs at events in the Seven Rivers area throughout the year.

Apple Annies donate their time and travel expenses for their performances.  The Annies would like to give a special thank you to Merchants Bank for their continued sponsorship of the Apples Annies.  We also thank the individuals and businesses who have donated money to cover the cost of equipment, accompanists, and other expenses.

2019 Applefest Board Members


Friday, August 30th
La Crescent Area Event Center, La Crescent, MN
6:45 pm Doors Open
7:30 pm Cabaret and Contest
Tickets $5 + a Button. Tickets available at the door.

For information regarding the Apple Annie Cabaret, please contact Bridget O’Connell.  Contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

Could you be the next Apple Annie?

The Apple Annie contest is open to women who are 26 years of age or older. Apple Annie is a singer and entertainer.  For the Apple Annie contest, each contestant should prepare three songs.  Each contestant will perform two of their song selections in front of an audience and a panel of five judges.  If requested by the judges, each contestant will perform their third selection.  Contestants are accompanied by the Apple Annie accompanist.

Click the link below for additional details regarding the Apple Annie contest, including the contest application and agreement.

Apple Annie Agreement and Application

Download the application form using the button below.

For information regarding the Apple Annie contest, please contact Bridget O’Connell: 
Phone: (507) 236-5715

Apple Annies at Your Event

The Apple Annies perform at many events within the Seven Rivers region throughout the year.  These events include parades, festivals, nursing homes, private events, and community events.  For booking information, please contact Bridget O’Connell: 
Phone: (507) 236-5715

History of Apple Annies

  • 1985 Joyce Bielke
  • 1986 Delores Mechtel-Burg
  • 1987 Sue Bain
  • 1988 Nancy Kohlmeyer
  • 1989 Deb Dornack
  • 1990 Mo Breuer
  • 1991 Hazel Desmond
  • 1992 Louise Keenan
  • 1993 Carolyn Nelson
  • 1994 Lisa Olson
  • 1995 Becky Wilhelm
  • 1996 Mary Lehrman
  • 1997 Marlene “Bean” Boehmke
  • 1998 Jo LaFleur
  • 1999 Joey Wilde
  • 2000 Lynnette Wirth
  • 2001 Sue Ramsett-Kretz
  • 2002 Tami Rae Weiss
  • 2003 Barb Carlson2004 Liz Weber
  • 2005 Sue LaCrosse
  • 2006 Linda Manning
  • 2007 Linda Bechly
  • 2008 Nita Wagner
  • 2009 Robin Minegar
  • 2010 Kathy Curti
  • 2011 Holly Jo Schamens
  • 2012 Joan Waniger
  • 2013 Chandra Cox
  • 2014 Sarah Severson
  • 2015 Gwynne Mischler
  • 2016 Greta Goetting
  • 2017 Lisa Urban
  • 2018 Barbara Martin Stanley
  • 2019 Diane Abnet