Altrusa Soup and Cornbread Scholarship fundraiser to be held Jan. 28

Jan 14, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo DISHING OUT DESSERTS — Altrusa volunteers stand next to the dessert table at a previous Soup and Cornbread Scholarship fundraiser.

The Altrusa Club of Waynesville will be hosting its 17th annual Soup and Cornbread Benefit Scholarship Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The lunch or dinner will include: homemade soup (vegetable or potato), fresh cornbread, a beverage and your choice of homemade dessert. 

Advance or at-the-door tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The meals are available for take-out or eat-in at the First United Methodist Church at 566 S. Haywood St. in Waynesville. Individuals or businesses may pre-order to-go meals for a scheduled time by faxing in a pre-order form from: - Soup & Cornbread

Altrusa International of Waynesville is part of an international organization.  Founded in 1917, Altrusa is a volunteer service organization of business and professional leaders, dedicated to improving their communities by personal service.  Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ireland, India, Scotland, New Zealand and Russia.

Since 1991, over $100,000 in scholarship funds have been raised by the Waynesville Altrusa organization, primarily through the club’s annual Soup and Cornbread Scholarship fundraiser held each January in Waynesville, serving 1000+ meals for lunch and dinner.   For more information, visit

Thank you to our corporate and local business sponsors including:

2014 IN KIND Sponsors: Hometrust Bank, Maggie Valley Club, Mountaineer, Smoky Mountain News.

2014 GOLD Sponsors: Amy Spivey, Realtor/Boyd Farm, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods , BB&T, Haywood County Schools Foundation, Home Secure Storage, HomeTrust Bank , Lisa Ferguson/Edward Jones, Joey's Pancake , Mallette Real Estate, Inc, DBA Realty World/Heritage Realty , Old Town Bank , Powell Industries , Smoky Mountain Steel Horses, Smoky Mountain Eye Care, Teresa Pennington, Artist of the Blue Ridge , The Dog House.

2014 SILVER Sponsors: Angie Franklin/State Farm, Animal Hospital of Waynesville, Haywood Builders Supply, First Citizen Bank, Haywood Electric Membership Corp., Edwards Jones/Jack Bishop, Jeremy Phillips/Edward Jones, Mountain Credit Union, United Community Bank , Webbco, Inc., Wenzel & Wenzel, PLLC.

2014 BRONZE Sponsors: A to Z Signs & Engraving, Inc., Bocelli's, Chad McMahon/State Farm Ins, Champion Credit Union , Chuck Dickson Law Office, Clark and Leatherwood, Clay Dangerfield/State Farm , Dr. Michael Gillespie, First Citizens Bank, Forga Rental Properties , Garrett /Hillcrest Memorial Gardens , General Insurance Services, Haywood Insurance Services , Hazelwood Soap Company, High Country Furniture & Design, James Weaver Kirkpatrick, Law Firm , John Highsmith DDS, Keller Williams Realty, Members of the Haywood County Board of Education, Moonshine Creek Campground Resort & Oakdale , Mountain Eye Associates, Mountain First Bank & Trust , Plus Cleaners, Pressley Building and Remodeling, Ray, Bumgarner, Kingshill & Associates, PA, Sheppard Insurance Group, Smoky Mountain Development Corporation, Tom & Pat Posey , Waynesville Tire, Yarrington Physical Therapy.