United Fund Strawberry Festival raises $14,630 – sweet!

The Decatur County United Fund would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy a dessert at the recent strawberry festival held on June 9, 2023. United Fund Executive Director, Joane Cunningham, shared, “Thanks to
the many hungry customers, the United Fund is $14,630 closer to the campaign goal of $545,000
and exceeded last year’s total. A grand total of 1,306 pre-orders were made and delivered
throughout the morning and early afternoon on June 9 th in Decatur County. A total of 700+
orders were served at the outdoor tent.”
The Decatur County United Fund 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. Their thanks also go out to the Greensburg Community Bread
of Life for the use of their great facility, the Decatur County Commissioners for allowing them to
use the courthouse lawn, and Ellis Tent & Events..
Cunningham noted, “Of course, the Strawberry Festival isn’t a festival without the help of many
volunteers. 90 dedicated individuals volunteered throughout the day. The South Decatur Peer
Helpers and community members helped assemble the many pre-orders. The YMCA staff
members graciously manned and kept the drive-up lane moving on the square while First
Financial Bank employees helped serve at the tent. Employees from Messer-Rust & Burkert

Advisors – Ameriprise, Edward Jones -Charla Nash and staff, RBSK Partners PC, Delta Faucet
Company, Decatur County Memorial Hospital and Hospital Foundation of Decatur County, 13
homemakers from the Purdue Extension-Decatur County, and many individuals graciously
helped cut strawberries. Decatur County United Fund Board of Directors and staff worked
throughout the day to make this event a success. A special acknowledgment to our Strawberry
Festival event coordinators: Candi Wesseler and Rebecca Myers for the indoor prep and pre-
orders, and Jessica Adkins-Smith for facilitating the outside process.”
The Decatur County United Fund is very appreciative of everyone’s help and for their continued
support. The dollars will support 16 non-profits providing valuable programs and services to
residents of Decatur County. These programs address bereavement, early childhood education,
transportation, disaster services, substance abuse resources, domestic violence, medical & dental
services, one-on-one mentoring, resources for abused and neglected children, health programs,
food insecurity, resources for victims of abuse, and more. United Fund’s mission is “Together
Building Hope, Health & Stability for Our Community” for all.
If you would like more information about Decatur County United Fund, please call Joane
Cunningham at 812-663-3342, email unitedfunddc@etczone.com or visit our website at
www.dcuf.com .

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