Celebs to wait tables to fund research

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Waiters at The Pines next Thursday may not be as skilled as usual, but they’re sure to be entertaining.

Community “celebrities” will be waiting tables as part of the American Cancer Society’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner.

Trying their hand at community service in a different way will be Troy City Council members Jason Reeves and Wanda Moultry; Pike County Circuit Clerk candidate Daryl Calhoun; Troy Regional Medical Center’s Chief Clinical Officer Jennifer Ventris; Goshen Head Football Coach Bart Snyder and his wife, Pike County School’s Technology Coordinator Stephanie Snyder; Colley Senior Complex Director Janet Motes; Goshen United Methodist Church Pastor Terry Carmoney, Jr.; and Miss Troy 2012, Kelli Powell.

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“I think it will be a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” said Liz McGrath, community representative for the American Cancer Society. “It’s a tried and true fund-raiser that other counties have been successful at.”

Each waiter will be tasked with decorating their own table and selling 10 tickets a piece. The “celebrity” will act as a host and server to their table and will also collect tips that will go toward the money raised for the event.

McGrath said that there would be musical entertainment and a guest speaker whose life has been touched by cancer. There will also be awards given out for most tips collected and best decorations.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the community celebs and are $25 per person, or $40 a couple. Dinner is at 7 p.m. July 26. All money raised will go to Pike County Relay for Life.

“We are going to have a good time,” McGrath said, “and it’s for a good cause.”

Liz McGrath is heading up the event, along with volunteers Shanari Fayson, Scarlett Shiver and Chelsea Kilpatrick. For more information, call McGrath at 334-770-1652, or email liz.mcgrath@cancer.org.