Noblesville First Christian Church kicks off annual peanut brittle fundraiser in October


By Sadie Hunter

First Christian Church in Noblesville officially kicked off its fourth annual fall and holiday peanut brittle fundraiser this month.

A group of more than a dozen volunteers work hours each Friday in the church’s kitchen, 16377 Herriman Blvd., to build up supply of 1-pound packages. More than 1,000 pounds are made in the five Fridays volunteers cook.

“It’s quite the production,” said church member and peanut brittle volunteer Jean Fleming. “The money is divided up for the different (church) groups that need it … like missions, outreach, the organ fund and choir.”

Fleming said the idea came from a church in Goshen, Ind. who, over 40 years, paid for the church by selling the treat.

“We decided this would be a nice way for our members to get to know everybody,” Fleming said.

Fleming said church members will occasionally go to senior citizens centers in the area to sell, but mostly sales come from word of mouth. Each year, the church has sold out, and already members have begun taking orders.

The church office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. One-pound packages sell for $8 each. To place orders over the phone, call the church at 773-4582.