As 2007 approached, I wondered how many participants that our “little” crop would bring. I am excited to say that within a few weeks we maxed out our registration at 250 participants. Needless to say, we probably turned 60+ people away due to space constraints. So, what did all of this mean? How about an incredible $11,500 donation for the 2007 crop! In 2008, two Saturdays in March, with crops filling up at 250 each. We raised $18,000, and in 2009, 500 croppers raised $16,500. In 2010, $16,000 was raised and finally in 2011, we raised another $18,000! In 2012 we raised $15,000, in 2013, $13,000 & in 2014, $17,000.
I must admit that presenting the check to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Evansville Affiliate this year was one of my proudest moments. A year of preparation, weeks of no sleep, and aching muscles after a 12 hour crop was all worth it knowing how much this money was going to be appreciated and the sheer number of people it was going help.