Dietetics Program Holds MSSPS Fundraiser

Students in BRTC’s Dietetics program recently held a fundraising event for the Mary Sallee Single Parent Scholarship (MSSPS) program.  The event was held March 26 in the Randolph County Development Center and featured the sale of MSSPS Cookbooks.  According to Dietetics instructor Kathy Murdock, over $600 in net proceeds was raised.

MSSPS is Randolph County’s single parent scholarship program named in honor and memory of Mary Sallee, longtime Home Economics teacher at Pocahontas High School.  In 2010, MSSPS Chair Janna Guthrey came up with the idea of developing a cookbook to include some of “Miss Mary’s” recipes along with a compilation of favorite recipes of BRTC faculty and staff as a way to raise money for the MSSPS program.

“The cookbook sale was a huge success,” Murdock explained, “so we decided to offer it for sale again as a project for the Dietetics Department.”

Guests of the fundraising event were treated to a sampling of recipes from the book created by the Dietetics students that included punch, dip, sausage balls and an assortment of cakes.  The students also created several beautiful edible centerpieces, many of them Easter-themed, that were given away via a raffle, another way in which the event raised funds for the single-parent scholarship.

“The fundraiser was a great way for people to show support for both the Mary Sallee Single Parent Scholarship and BRTC’s Dietetics Department,” noted Murdock.  “We appreciate everyone who attended the event and made purchases.”

MSSPS Cookbooks are still available and the cost of each is $12.  To purchase a cookbook, contact Murdock or Guthrie at 870-248-4000.