In covering the Apple n' Pork Festival for many years, Regional Radio News listeners are well-versed on the impact the annual Festival has on the community.
For Wapella Christian Church, their Apple n' Pork Festival sweet corn sales helps them supplement so many opportunities for their youth. Pastor Josh Gorrie says they'll raise several thousand dollars during the final weekend of September that goes directly into their youth programming.
According to Pastor Gorrie, despite not having Apple n' Pork, they likely will have to either scale back the number of things they offer their youth or they will have to increase fundraising. He notes because of COVID, the activities for the youth have been scaled back anyways.
Pastor Gorrie indicates they take kids to things like Winter Jam and youth conferences along with fun things like going to the Wisconsin Dells or visits to Dairy Queen.
For anyone interested in knowing more about Wapella Christian Church by visiting their website, wapellacc.org where you'll also find links to their YouTube channel and other social media platforms.