Saturday, July 17, 2010

College Hill Arts Festival Another Success

Kids LOVE Kiwanis Kettlecorn . . . 
and we love them!!!

The greatest part about selling kettlecorn at the College Hill Arts Festival is the number of kids that visit our booth. They love the kettlecorn and we love the fact that every mouthful of kettlecorn they eat will place additional resources in their schools in the form of scholarships, programs and educational materials.

The July 16-17 selling opportunity in UNI's front yard was quite successful. We popped  350 pounds of kettlecorn kernals which yielded 176 bushels of popped corn. We earned over $2,486. It was a full house. Not only did we have 15  Rough Risers popping and bagging and selling over the two days, Kohl's sent in two teams of 5 members each to help us share our treats.  

Thank you, Kohl's!!

While the weather was good overall, our facilities were challenged by tornado-like winds that hit the park about 10:00 pm on Friday night. We returned to our selling site to find our tent (which was weighted down by 100 pounds of concrete anchors) had been blown into the food court.  One of the shelter tents in the entertainment park had been shredded. Rumor has it that one of the exhibitor's tents had been found in front of KwikStar down the hill. 

Who says that selling kettlecorn can't be exciting?

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