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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Lost Apple Detective Plans Return Visit

David Benscoter is hopeful to discover lost apple varieties in local orchards


October 12, 2017

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"Apple Detective" David Benscoter collects apples from a local tree during his visit to the Waitsburg area last month. Benscoter plans to return later this month when more apples are ripe.

WAITSBURG – David Benscoter, aka the Lost Apple Detective, had a productive trip to Waitsburg last month and is already looking forward to a return visit, according to Kate Hockersmith, who spearheaded his visit.

A large crowd showed up to support Benscoter at a fundraising dinner held at Ten Ton Press in Waitsburg on Sat., Sept. 30. The Columbia County Extension Office provided Sauerkraut Stew and Warren Orchards provided apple tasting and apple cider. Switchgrass Delta entertained the crowd with their bluegrass playlist.

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