From Executive Director Joane Cunningham
Thanks to the many hungry customers, the United Fund strawberry festival was a huge success and is $12,210 closer to their campaign goal. A grand total of 1,247 pre-orders were made and delivered throughout the morning and early afternoon on June 11th in Decatur County. They also served several hundred at the outdoor tent.
Joane Cunningham, Executive Director, shared, “This event would not be possible without the continued support and generosity of KB Specialty Foods, which donates the strawberries, shortcakes and whipped topping for the festival. Our thanks also go out to the First Presbyterian Church for their great facility, Stone’s Farm Service for use of the Kubota to transport supplies, the Decatur County Commissioners for allowing us to use the courthouse lawn, and Ellis Events for the red and white tent to help keep everyone cool during the long day.”
Of course, the Strawberry Festival isn’t a festival without the help of many volunteers. 100+ dedicated individuals volunteered throughout the day. The South Decatur Peer Helpers helped assemble the many pre-orders. The YMCA staff members manned the drive-up lane on the square while First Financial employees served shortcakes at the tent. 22 homemakers from the Purdue Extension-Decatur County cut berries starting at 7 a.m. Delta Faucet employees helped cut berries and also aided with deliveries. The Decatur County United Fund Board of Directors and staff worked throughout the day to make this event a success.
The Decatur County United Fund is very appreciative of everyone’s help and for their continued support. The dollars will support 15 non-profits providing valuable programs and services to residents of Decatur County. We are “Building Community Together” for all.