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April 27, 2010

Cowley College employees raise close to $600 for cancer fund


With Cowley College employees working as servers and greeters at the Pizza Hut Wing Street in Arkansas City on Friday night, close to $600 was raised for the annual Relay for Life fund for Cancer.

With Cowley College and Pizza Hut Wing Street teaming up for this worthy cause, all tips and a portion of each dining room order were donated to the cancer fund. That brings the Cowley Relay for Life team total to $2,654.50.

Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs at Cowley College, helped organize the event and was appreciative of everyone that helped make the fund raiser a success.

“Despite the poor economy and hard times, people still find ways to give to these types of fund raisers,” Saia said. “It’s amazing to see the support from others as well as the Cowley workers who give their time and talent to this event. We had a great time and want to thank all the customers, Pizza Hut and (manager) Jeff Hettenbach for allowing us to do this.”

Shelly Hartman, Shari Beck, and Daigen Moulton were winners of the T-shirt drawings, which were held that night. While, cross country head coach Vince DeGrado and assistant women’s basketball coach Katrina Colwell were named “top servers” for the evening.

 “They did an outstanding job taking orders and serving beverages,” Saia said.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Cowley County will take place June 18-19 at the Agriculture Building in Arkansas City. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 6 a.m.

Cowley employees that worked as servers or greeters were, Sue Saia, Tom Saia, Patty Mugler, Jody Arnett, Loretta Waldroupe, Donnie Jackson, Tommy Desalme, Dane Kelly, Janet Kennedy, Rama Peroo, Adam Borth, Jenifer Bahner, Vince DeGrado, Todd Clark, Jancye Sturd, and Katrina Colwell.

Several other Cowley employees and their families came in to eat that night and also helped donate to the cancer fund. While, Cowley student Roger White donated his time to help bus tables.