EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - When the Fall Festival was canceled due to COVID-19, many nonprofits worried that they would miss out on fundraising this year.
It may be hard to find the good in the midst of the pandemic, but that’s what happened at Christ Gospel Church during what would have been the week of the Fall Festival.
They joined a group of other food booths in Evansville by setting up and selling that great food they are known for.
After four days of selling their breads and apple dumplings, the church told us they were overwhelmed by the support they received.
“It made us feel very good," said Sharon Spicer, pastor at Christ Gospel Church. "They lined up, most people, everyone wore masks. They social distanced, it looked like. Everyone lined up all the way around our church. That was just exciting to see people supporting us.”
The money Christ Gospel Church raised will go back into church repairs and their ministry. They tell us this year they were able to raise around $12,000.
As of now, the West Side Nut Club says a half-pot winner has not come forward. That winner would get half of the total, which was over $1.3 million, while the other half will go to area nonprofits.