HANCOCK -- Julia Miner is a passionate evangelist for apples.
She eats them almost daily, bakes them in pies and extols their healthy benefits.
So it's no surprise that she found time Saturday to attend the Hancock Lions Club's 34th annual Canal-Apple Days.
The Warfordsburg, Pa., resident was among thousands of people who lined Main Street for a parade and then headed to Widmeyer Park for the festival.
The event continues Sunday.
Among the offerings are arts and crafts, an antique tractor display, music and food, including apples.
Dozens of people lined up Saturday to sample an assortment of apple dishes prepared by the Piney Plains United Methodist Women.
"We have apple dumplings, apple pies and applesauce bread," said George Keidel, who was working the booth with his wife and other church members.
"We get a lot of return customers," he said. "People buy a little bit of everything, but it's the apple dumplings that are the movers. That's what people really seem to like."