BPC Women’s Fellowship to raise money for McAllister at Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance
By Kelley M. Arnold
BPC Director of News & Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Women’s Fellowship will again host a food booth at the Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance, Friday, April 23. Monies raised at this event will help support the final phase of renovation to McAllister Hall, the oldest women’s residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus.
Last year, the ladies fried up Vidalia Onion Rings and this year they are opting to serve up some of Ruth Underwood’s award-winning Vidalia’s Favorite Onion Dip. This dip won the Vidalia Onion Festival’s Cook-off as the overall winner in 1996 after winning the appetizer competition. Underwood, a longtime Vidalia resident and notable caterer/cook in the region, is the director of the college’s independently-contracted food services, ARAMARK.
Gary Braddy of Braddy Farms in Montgomery County will again donate the Vidalia Onions to the women’s fellowship for use at the food booth. Braddy is a current BPC Trustee and longtime supporter of Brewton-Parker College. He was instrumental in the renovation and construction of the Braddy Boardwalk and Gazebo at Jones Lake on the Mount Vernon campus.
In addition to the savory cheese and onion dip served with “Scoops”- style chips, the college will also serve Starbucks’ Brewed Iced Coffees and Frappucchinos. The college proudly brews Starbucks coffee at its main campus coffee shop in the Phillips Student Center.
“We hope everyone will come out to the Street Dance and support Brewton-Parker,” said Jackie Smith. “We had a lot of fun last year and are looking for another great year with our BPC family and friends.”
The college’s full menu is as follows: Ruth’s Award-Winning Vidalia’s Favorite Onion & Dip (small and large sizes); BBQ Sandwich combo with chip and dip; BBQ Sandwich, Starbucks’ Brewed Iced Coffees; Starbucks’ Brewed Frappuchino; Sweet/Unsweet Iced Tea; Raspberry Lemonade; and, Kid’s Glow Sticks. BPC Cheerleaders will provide free face painting.
The Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance will be held at Southeastern Technical College parking lot, Friday, April 23 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Vidalia Onion Festival, visit www.vidaliaonionfestival.com.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, the college’s main campus is located in Mount Vernon in addition to an external learning center in Newnan.