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Join the Clinton YMCA and their Otter Swim program for a joint fundraiser that will take the place of their annual Apple n' Pork Festival efforts.


All week on Regional Radio News, we've been highlighting the impacts of COVID on the many groups that are a part of the annual Apple n' Pork Festival. The Clinton YMCA and their Otter swimmers program had their efforts stalled this year due to COVID. Executive Director Rennie Cluver says that isn't going to slow them down as they are planning a Saturday, October 10 event at the Y


According to Cluver, the Apple n' Pork Festival weekend annually brings in roughly $8,000 to $10,000. Cluver indicates they don't always designate those funds from the sales of Apple n' Pork as they go into their general fund for their operational expenses.



The Y last week received a shot in the arm as Cluver indicates they received a State Farm grant that is going to help offset the funds they are unlikely to be able to make from a normal Apple n' Pork weekend. He says the grant from State Farm will go towards their Y-Zone program.



Additionally, the week leading up the October 10 fundraiser and then capping off the week on that Saturday the YMCA is partnering with DeWitt Savings Bank for a matching program through their Strong Kids campaign. According to Cluver, any donations to the Y that week will be matched up to $10,000 from DeWitt Savings Bank.



Tickets for the Saturday, October 10 fundraiser are available at the YMCA and are $10 for a pork cutlet sandwich and a loaded baked potato. Cluver notes there is also a kids meal option with a hot dog and a drink for $5. 


The YMCA is located at 217 South Alexander Street in Clinton. 

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