While we’re still savoring the sweet aroma from yesterday’s Apple Fest, the numbers are being tallied. It’s a safe bet though, that this year’s event was by far THE BEST EVER! It may have been the weather or just the smell of warm Apple Crisp wafting through the city streets or perhaps that Hoosiers have a heart to help their neighbors in need. Whatever it was, we are beyond pleased with the amount of people we saw  enjoying themselves on Monument Circle for Apple Fest 2011.

Proceeds from Apple Fest support The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Bites initiative – which includes programs and services at our Shelter for Women & Children in downtown Indy. Coat donations are also collected at the event, on behalf of WTHRBob Gregory’s Coats for Kids campaign.  Bob joined us yesterday on the Circle, along with WTHR’s Chris Wright. By the end of the event, our coat collection boxes were overflowing with children’s coats. THANK YOU!

A big THANK YOU to Applebee’s for providing the lunch, MCL Restaurant & Bakery for providing the apple crisp, Kroger for providing the ice cream, Two Men And A Truck for purchasing the drinks, Bandwagon for providing the music, and to WIBC and Nuvo for helping us promote this event that will help us continue “Doing the Most Good!”

Further, we’d be remiss to not say THANK YOU to the rest of Apple Fest’s sponsors:

  • Adrian Orchards
  • School on Wheels
  • Party Time Rental
  • Indiana Weslyan University
  • Community Reinvestment Foundation
  • Second Helpings
  • Trusted Mentors
  • HealthNet Community Health Centers
  • DeVry University
  • Comedy Sportz
  • Indiana Repertory Theater
  • Oberwiess Dairy
  • SmarTravel
  • Geek Brigade, Inc.
  • Daddy Real Entertainment
  • Huntington Bank
  • South Bend Chocolate Co.
  • Sho-Pro of Indiana
  • Hendricks Co. Professional
  • Usborne Books & More
  • Women’s Business Assoc.
  • Colts mascot Blue
  • Comcast
  • LA Fitness

And for representing various programs and services of The Salvation Army:

  • Women’s Auxiliary
  • Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)
  • TSA Eagle Creek
  • TSA Fountain Square
  • TSA Harbor Light
  • TSA Social Service Center