Omicron Beta Theta Sorority of Memphis hosted its first annual and very successful, “Pasta with a Purpose” Dinner on April 13, 2019 at the Memphis V.F.W.  

The purpose of this dinner was to raise money to utilize throughout the year for various needs within Scotland County. The sorority members sold 300 tickets for a lasagna dinner. Those tickets included a reverse raffle.  

Member, Sally Ebling, organized the entire meal and prepared the ingredients for each pan of lasagna.  Sally, and the other members (Cindy Brush, Theresa Shelley, Angela Newman, Holly Harris, Lauren Williamson, Samantha Brush, Lanea Whitney, Karla Rainey, Beth Terrill, Heliene Tobler, Tammy Kirchner, Natalie Cook, Candace Kratzer, Pam Doubet, and Melissa Behrens) came together just hours before meal time to create and cook the homemade pasta.  The dinner included: lasagna, green beans and/or corn, along with homemade dinner rolls.  All members provided a variety of desserts to complete the meal. 

Winners of the reverse raffle were:  $25.00 Bill Holland and Ethan Wright; $50.00 David Smith; $75.00 Ashlee McBee; $100.00 Heliene Tobler, donated to a community member in need; $250 opted to buy back for third place, $500 Becky Sumption, and the final number drawn, Beth Terrill, was the winner of $1,000. Terrill chose to donate $500 of her winnings back to Omicron Beta Theta and $500 to a community member in need.  

Cindy Brush, Beta president stated, “$600 of the raffle prize money was donated to a community member in need which is great since the whole reason we fundraise is to raise money so that our organization can help out in our community with various areas of need.  We would like to thank the community for supporting  Pasta with a Purpose and our organization.”