Apple Annie began in 1971, when the Huntsville Grace Club Auxiliary was looking for fundraising ideas, and met with the Scottsboro and Florence Civic Clubs. That’s when the Grace Club first heard about Apple Annie, named after the 1933 movie Lady for a Day, whose main character was a street peddler in New York City named Apple Annie. The Grace Club became the Junior League of Huntsville when they joined the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) in 1975.
Almost 50 years later, Apple Annie continues as our League’s longest running fundraiser. Apple Annie may look a little different during our 49th year as we have adapted to ensure the safety and health of our members, sponsors, and apple recipients, but rest assured that Apple Annie Day will go on! Residents of Huntsville/Madison County can have Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples delivered directly to their door through contactless delivery.
This year Apple Annie Day is October 23th, 2020 with residential deliveries on October 17th and business deliveries on October 19th. Apple Annie sales directly support our mission, including our community programs like Butterfly Project, Girls, Inc., and Children First. Proceeds also fund leadership training and development for our members and community grants for local nonprofit partners and agencies.