ASB is selling spaghetti lunch to raise money
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:02
Students participating in the Alternative Spring Break program are selling tickets for spaghetti plates to raise money for their trip. The deadline for ordering tickets for spaghetti dinner plates is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The meals, which are prepared by the students of the Alternative Spring Break program, are $7 per plate and include spaghetti, a breadstick and a cookie. For an additional dollar, a drink can be added (Coke, Diet Coke or water). The plates will be delivered on campus to offices, front desks of the residence hall and even to work places on campus, Friday, Feb. 22. If a student lives off campus and would still like a plate, they can pick it up at the Village Clubhouse between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The fundraiser is a part of a weekly project that is required out of the students who are going on the trip to Hot Springs, Ark., this Spring Break. Every year the program takes 16 students, who are selected in November, to a different city for the purpose of giving back to the community.
“There’s also an educational component,” Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service, said. “We take them to the city, and they learn about the city and culture.”
This year will be the first year that the program will be working with a national park. While on the trip, the students will be working with The Boys and Girls Club Monday through Thursday afternoons, Hot Springs National Park two mornings out of the week and the Humane Society Animal Shelter two other mornings of the week. Friday will be reserved for shopping and a relaxation day for the students.
“I think it’s a good opportunity to spend Spring Break giving to others,” Bouldin said. “It’s a good way to get service hours in.”
Since 2010, the program has been to New Orleans, Memphis, Tenn., Long Beach, Calif., and Biloxi, Miss.
Students interested in participating in next year’s Alternative Spring Break can find the application on the SFA website or pick up a printed application in the Involvement Center and get a printed copy of the application for the program. Bouldin, a graduate assistant and two undergraduate student team leaders interview everyone that applies. The interview usually takes only 10 minutes.
“An interesting element in the process is that we don’t reveal where we’re going until November,” Bouldin said.
Lindsey Wagner, a sophomore nursing major, was a participant last year in Mississippi and is this year’s team leader.
“I got to meet a lot of good people on campus that I normally wouldn’t have,” Wagner said. “My favorite part was working at the food shelter, feeding the homeless and getting to know them.”
To order your plate, or for more information, contact call (936) 468-1088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.