EPD selling pink badges at Fall Festival


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Fall Festival is one of the biggest fundraisers for non-profits across the Tri-State.

Patrolling West Franklin Street, the men and women in blue are keeping a close eye on things. But some have turned the blue to pink

Evansville police officers are selling hundreds of pink badges this week and for the rest of October.

Money raised is being split three ways; between the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and the Deaconess Foundation.

Patches are $10 and a special shirt is also being sold for $15.

You can buy them at the EPD command truck parked near the rides in front of Gerst Haus.

EPD Officer Phil Smith says there’s no specific goal in mind, they just want to sell out of what they have.

“Put them on a bag, maybe collect them, make a blanket out of them, whatever you like to do. Some of the nut clubbers bought some to support and they’ve put them on their hats. It’s cool to see the camaraderie that’s going on to support this terrible disease.”

Patches are available on West Franklin Street, EPD Headquarters, Siegel’s Uniform, or Azzip Pizza.

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(This story was originally published on October 11, 2019)

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