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West Side Nut Club announces donations

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:53 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The West Side Nut Club announced a list of donations to area organizations made from its 2020 Half Pot.

Officials say they have provided funds to over 75 organizations in the first five months of 2021.

Some of those organizations include the following:

  • Patchwork Central
  • Easter Seals
  • Gilda’s Club
  • YMCA of Southwestern Indiana
  • Veteran Wellness
  • ARK Crisis Children’s Center
  • Riding Hope
  • Granted
  • Public and Parochial Schools
  • CASA
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Chemo Buddies
  • Isaiah 117 House
  • Evansville Association for the Blind
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Aurora
  • EPD Foundation
  • Youth First

Nut Club leaders say they have now been able to donate well over several million dollars over their 100-year history.

They want to thank the community for their support through the COVID-19 pandemic.

”Last year was definitely uncertain times for a lot of people,” West Side Nut Club Publicity Chairman Ryan Beck said. “What we heard and what we saw was a lot of your non-profits, their funding was reduced because people weren’t giving as much. The community really stepped up. We were able to pick different locations throughout the Tri-State, and we opened it up for more weekends instead of just the actual week of the fall festival, which allows us to give those funds back to the organizations.”

The 2020 Half Pot brought in close to $1.4 million. Half of that total went to the winner, and the other half was donated to charitable organizations.

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