>>2016 Apple 'N Pork Festival A Success
Heat and threats of rain weren't going to keep festival goers from experiencing the 2016 Apple n' Pork Festival.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers indicates the total attendees from the two days estimates just short of 85-thousand. He says despite the weather, it was a great turnout.
Director of the DeWitt County Museum Joey Woolridge indicates even when the day was beginning to wind down, there were still people coming onto the grounds and enjoying what was left of the food.
The Dr. John Warner Hospital provided the Homestead Grounds with an air conditioned and shaded resting spot at the corner of Monroe and Woodlawn. Jay Haynes indicates Saturday of the festival that was a popular spot even though they had a hard time keeping it cool.
The Apple n' Pork Festival is the primary fundraiser for dozens of civic groups across Clinton and DeWitt County. For the YMCA swim team, their baked potato tent is the biggest fundraiser of the year for them and one of their organizers, Darren Moser, says without the yearly festival, they wouldn't be able to give their athletes the opportunities they have.
From the perspective of Chief Lowers, there were minimal issues in the community all weekend. He says there were some heat related issues with some attendees but overall, the festival once again was just a self-run event without major issues.
Many vendors were running short on supplies by early-afternoon on Sunday with many of those selling out. Organizers say the measure of a successful Apple n' Pork Festival is more about their vendor sales than attendees.
Apple and Pork Festival Provides CH Moore Homestead,
Local Groups Enjoyable Fundraising Opportunities
Posted September 15, 2016
The biggest event of the year for Clinton is just more than a week away and the town is abuzz getting ready for the 48th consecutive Apple and Pork Festival.
The C.H. Moore Homestead will once again be home base for this year's Festival.
The Apple & Pork is the main fundraiser for local non-profit groups for the whole year. The festival is the main source of funding for the Homestead. The restoration and upkeep of the house would not be possible without the festival. Most fundraisers tend to be a hassle for most organizations, the Apple & Pork is a source of pleasure for all involved.
The majority of their funding for the Museum comes from the vendors on the homestead grounds. The museum receives twenty-percent from the vendors' proceeds, which allows the Homestead to nearly achieve their yearly budget within one weekend
The Apple & Pork Festival will be held on Saturday September 24th and Sunday the 25th this year.
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