This is where I spend alot of time during this week. I've been Fall Festival Committee Chairman for our Troop 350 Boy Scouts booth for 20 years but an retiring.
There are 137 booths at the Fall Festival, all raising money for non profit organizations and great causes to make the world a better place.
West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
Nut Club Site
|Every October the West Side Nut Club organizes and sponsors a mammoth Fall Festival. This is a week-long gala on the west side along Franklin Street with free entertainment, carnival attractions, over 137 food booths, amateur talent competitions and on the last day, a huge parade. This event attracts over 200,000 people to the West Side & is considered to be one of the largest street festivals in the United States|
Our mission is to initiate, promote, and support any and all movements which are for the betterment of the West Side of Evansville, Indiana and also for the betterment of Evansville as a whole.
Was working at the Fall Festival most of the day yesterday and have wonderful news to share about all the money that we raised.
Thanks to the help of Nut Club members and volunteers in the community, this vision has become a reality. This club is already seeing a huge payoff.
“I think it definitely has the potential to get to a million,” says Rupp.
Half of the money collected will be going to one lucky winner and the other half will be going to charity.
“We usually spread it out to the local high schools and grade schools and non for profits of all sorts,” says Rupp.
The West Side Nut Club isn’t the only group seeing this big pay off, they tell 44News the booths and rides have seen a 20-30% increase in sales.
Nate Denning from the Evansville Rescue Mission says he’s been participating in the fall festival for 3 years and says he’s never seen Franklin Street as crowded as it been this year, thanks to the 50/50 half pot raffle."
metmike: The half pot, ended at over 1.2 million........exceeding all expectations by a wide margin, with half of that going to local charities and the other half going to the winner.
Our booth, Boy Scout Troop 350 made almost $10,000 this year which is over $1,000 better than any of the 20 years that I've been Fall Festival Chairman or previous to that!