BPC Women’s Fellowship raises enough money to sponsor 3 rooms in McAllister
Scenes from the BPC Women’s Fellowship Food Booth at the 2010 Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance, STC Auditorium parking lot. (Photos by Mandy Corbin)
By Kelley M. Arnold
BPC Director of News & Public Information
MOUNT VERNON— The Brewton-Parker College Women’s Fellowship is proud to announce it raised a little over $1,100 at the Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance Food Booth this year thanks to the support of the community and BPC Family, said Jackie Smith, BPC Women’s Fellowship coordinator and wife of BPC President, Dr. David R. Smith.
This is the third year the fellowship has hosted a food booth at the Vidalia Onion Festival, held the fourth weekend of April. The BBQ sandwiches continue to be a key seller for the group, and Ruth Underwood’s Award-Winning Vidalia Onion Dip was a new favorite for the crowds. BPC Trustee of Gary Braddy of Braddy Farms graciously donated the Vidalia Onions.
“We are very fortunate to have a culinary talent like Ruth working with us at Brewton-Parker and helping us raise these funds for McAllister Hall,” said Jackie Smith. “We have raised enough money through this event and our annual Chili Cook-off to sponsor three rooms in McAllister Hall. We are very thankful for all the support this community has shown us over the years and we are proud to support the community in this way.”
Each room sponsorship in the newly renovated McAllister Hall is $3,000, and monies cover the cost of furnishing and updating a dormitory room in the oldest residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus. The college will celebrate the completion of the year-long renovation project this October.
Smith thanks each of the volunteers – students and faculty, staff and their families – for their assistance as well.
“We look forward to this year’s Chili Cook-off, sometime in October, to be even bigger and better than last year. Each year we have more volunteers and better coordination thanks to our hard-working BPC family and friends,” added Smith.
The BPC Women’s Fellowship will hold its first planning meeting for the Chili Cook-off on campus in June.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.
Serving up Vidalia Onion Dip at the Vidalia Onion Festival Street Dance.