Non Profit Organizations Say Fair is Biggest Fundraiser
The first full day of the fair kicked off Friday afternoon and is now in full swing. There are about 50 food booths set up, and they are all raising money for non-profit organizations.
Corn on the cob, turkey legs, homemade lemonade, and corn dogs are just some of the items non-profit organizations are selling this year at the South Plains Fair. "This is our biggest fundraiser of the year," said Ronnie O'Neal with the Redbud Lions Club.
The Redbud Lions Club is raising money for a children's camp and other good causes, but they are not alone. "This corn dog stand benefits our youth," said Dean Richards the Youth Pastor of Church on the Rock.
Live Oak Community Church has been selling lemonade for eight years. "We are selling the best lemonade in town," said Jenny Findley. "This year all the proceeds that we raise as far as Live Oak goes to missions and a playground for the children."
All of the food stands at the Panhandle South Plains Fair are non-profit outside of the carnival, and each booth has the same goal, to raise money. And everybody has their own sales techniques. "We're shaking for a reason and the reason is Jesus," said Findley.