Iconic Washington apple license plate proposed

Funds would send ag-industry students to college
Iconic Washington apple license plate proposed

The apple of Washington’s agricultural eye may soon adorn thousands of cars across the state.

The Washington Apple Commission is proposing a specialty license plate to celebrate Washington apples.

Apples are the state’s leading agricultural commodity, the commission says.

Buying the new license plate would support the Washington Apple Education Foundation, which mentors and gives scholarship training to college-bound young people from farmworker families.

“Funds generated through this endeavor will help driven students from tree fruit communities attend college and successfully graduate with a career plan,” says WAEF Executive Director Jennifer Witherbee said in a statement.

State Sen. Brad Hawkins (R), who represents Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties, will be introducing the bill to legislation in January.

“I’m a big supporter of Washington apples and believe this bill will bring awareness to the industry and help raise money for local scholarships,” the senator said.

The design would need 3,500 signatures of support in order to be considered. You can sign here to endorse the effort.