If a gluten-free diet has restricted your eating habits at the Apple and Pork Festival in years past, this year one group would like to help change that.
The Clinton YMCA is known for their pork cutlet sandwiches they serve at the Apple and Pork Festival each year. Jann Martin, Executive Director of the "Y" says she sympathizes with those who may have diet restrictions as a result of allergies, so this year she would like to try and serve gluten-free pork cutlet sandwiches.
Each year the YMCA has their booth out in front of the Homestead, right off of Woodlawn Avenue. Martin says the weekend is a total team effort that just about everyone at the "Y" gets involved in and it is a great weekend for them to raise funds.
According to Martin, in a good Apple and Pork year, the "Y" can raise around $9-thousand. She explains while that is a good amount for them, 20% of the funds go to the Homestead, and Martin says, they support the Homestead and she doesn't see them moving off the grounds to avoid giving that 20% back to them.
Martin adds they are located next to the Boy Scouts on the west side of the sidewalk as you walk onto the Homestead grounds.
For those new to the Apple and Pork festival, there are dozens of choices of food, which are all served by DeWitt County's non-profit groups. Funnel cakes, apple cake, lemon shake ups, apple sheet Danish, and Kettle Korn are just some of the dozens of foods that highlight a weekend full of eating and entertainment.
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