Hundreds Of Arm Bands Taken From Evansville Organization

By Kayla Moody

Published 02/11 2014 03:39PM

Updated 02/11 2014 03:43PM

Evansville Franklin Street Events Association is the victim of an apparent theft out of Henderson County. Organizers say someone broke into an event coordinator's car near Henderson County High School and took hundreds of arm bands meant for the upcoming Mardi Gras Bar Crawl and Gumbo Cook-off events.

While the armbands themselves were only worth $400 dollars, the association was hoping to sell the bands to raise $17,000 for charity. Organizers have reordered new wrist bands to replace the orange and purple bands that were taken. They're warning people not to buy bands from people off the street.

"We don't want them to take the opportunity and sell those arm bands and hurt our charities," said Karen Conaway, who works as an administrative assistant at Lamasco Bar and Grill. "If anyone should purchase those arm bands or try to attend an event with a stolen arm band it would directly affect the amount of proceeds that went to that charity."

The wrist bands go on sale Monday. Organizers say bands should only be purchased from the Franklin Street locations selling them. You can find out where it's safe to buy them here.

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