Auntie Anne’s fundraiser with Friends of Sinners considered a success

January 19, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated January 18, 2021 | 9:49 pm

Photo by Ryan Richardson

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Truck of Elizabethtown was in Owensboro on Monday, with their fundraiser bringing in more than $700 for local nonprofit Friends of Sinners.

The pretzel truck was stationed in front of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance on Frederica Street, selling treats and raising money from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

There was a steady stream of customers throughout the day, oftentimes with more than 20 people in line.


“We are so grateful to everyone who was involved,” said Jordan Wilson, FOS development director. “The financial support is very helpful, but also all the support that we have received from the community really blessed us.” 

Friends of Sinners is a Christ-centered residential substance recovery program.

Prior to Monday, Sam Hardesty — who co-owns the truck with her husband — said they take pride in working with nonprofits to help raise funds. In their first year, they’ve already donated nearly $35,000 to nonprofits across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

“We were so busy, and it was a lot of work, but we are glad to support such a worthy cause,” Hardesty said.

Hardesty previously told Owensboro Times they are always open to partnering with new nonprofits, and they also provide catering for businesses. Nonprofits or other businesses interested in working with or ordering from the Elizabethtown-based Auntie Anne’s can contact them via Facebook.

Monday was the first time Hardesty’s truck has made a stop in Owensboro, but she hopes there will be more opportunities.

“I think this is going to be the first of many stops,” she said previously. “We’re excited about growth, but we’re also excited to be able to help other organizations that a lot of times do get overlooked when it comes to fundraising. A lot of times people don’t just donate, so whenever we do fundraisers it’s really exciting for everybody.”

January 19, 2021 | 12:07 am

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