Corn And Apple Festival Launches Ripen The Apple Fundraising Campaign

ripentheapple 1Corn and Apple President Dale Stambuski and Organizing Committee Chair Chris MacPherson

Members of the Morden Corn and Apple planning committee launched their 2013 fundraising campaign yesterday.

The Ripen The Apple campaign is a fresh concept for the 2013 festival which aims to raise $80,000 for the upcoming event. President Dale Stambuski says fundraising is one of the most important parts of planning for the festival which will be celebrating its 47th year this year.

"We appreciate everybody's support, and regardless of whether it's a large sponsor or a small sponsor, all our sponsors are very important to the continuation of this festival, so we'd like to thank everybody."

The "Ripen The Apple" campaign is the brain child of past president Reg Braun who felt the sponsorship fundraising aspect of the festival needed something new to keep it in the minds of sponsors in the community. He also thought it would be a way to have some fun with it, and hopefully take them to the next level.

Stambuski says you can watch the apple on the front of the Morden Enrichment Corporation building on Stephen Street "ripen" over the coming months, and know your sponsorship dollars will ensure they reach their $80,000 goal which is about $10,000 more than last year. So far about $20,000 has been raised. The total budget for this year's Corn and Apple festival is approaching $250,000.

ripentheapple 2Left to right; Decor Cabinets Annie Bergen, Councillor Irvin Wiebe, Morden-Winkler MLA Cameron Friesen, Decor Cabinets Dave Schellenberg, MP Candice Bergen representative Colleen Kyle, President Dale Stambuski, Organizing Committee Chair Chris MacPherson, Enbridge's Les Scott

Share This:

  • RCMP Logo

    Collision on Hwy 14

    Sunday August 31, 2014

    Highway 14 east of Winkler was closed for a period of time late Saturday night as emergency crews dealt with what appeared to be a head-on

  • bob stefaniuk2

    Stefaniuk Stepping Aside

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Bob StefaniukThe Mayor of the RM of Ritchot has made a decision about his political future. Bob Stefaniuk says his name won't be on the ball

  • southern health de062012

    Southern Health Provides Healthy Lunch Challenge

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    File Photo With students returning to school next week, parents are reminded to pack healthy lunches for their kids. Southern Health - Sa

  • parkinsons tim hague

    Super Walks Help Raise Awareness For Parkinson's Disease

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Parkinson's superhero Tim Hague Senior (right) with son Tim Junior (left) during Amazing Race Canada. The Parkinson's Society of Manitoba a

  • bill reimer aug2014

    Steamer Operator Loves Reunion Days at PTM

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    Bill Reimer stands next to the 1916 CASE steam-engine he will be displaying today Long-time volunteer and steam-engine tractor operator Bil

  • altona expo1

    Altona Community Expo Looks To Add Fresh Vibe

    Saturday August 30, 2014

    file photo The 2nd annual Altona Community Expo will take place next month at Millenium Exhibition Centre. The Expo, which takes place Sep

  • blsd division office

    Another Successful Summer Institute for BLSD

    Friday August 29, 2014

    Border Land School Division once again held it's annual start of the school year professional development opportunity for teachers. Assist

Search Local News Archives