For the past 28 years, Central Catholic has participated in the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon by making and selling apple dumplings as a fundraiser for prom. The event takes place every year in late September or early October at Fort Ouiatenon and is a re-enactment of early 1700s French and Native American life from the area.
Many local organizations participate annually in the Feast as a fundraiser, despite rain or shine, freezing weather or a scorching sun. The CC students and parents come together a couple weeks before the event to assemble the apple dumplings, which are then frozen. The dumplings are then cooked at the Feast in era-appropriate wood ovens, and everyone who works the event dresses in attire from the 1700s.
This year, the weather was cool and a little rainy, but attendance at the Feast was good, people came hungry, and our students were able to sell all of the dumplings.
Making, dressing up, and selling apple dumplings is a tradition that many years of CC graduates will remember from their high school days.