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Farm-to-table event raises $20K for Last Dollar Fund

ISSUED: 29 September 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — A farm-to-table dinner sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation raised more than $20,000 for the University’s Last Dollar Fund, which helps bridge the gap for students in good academic standing who need assistance with tuition-related expenses.

The event was hosted by alumni Eric and Joy Lewis at their Shepherdstown, West Virginia, farm. Chef Mike Costello of Lost Creek Farm in Harrison County, West Virginia, treated guests to delicious menu items such as a roasted sweet corn chowder, a skillet-fried meatloaf with blackberry pan sauce, and a dessert of vinegar pie with shagbark hickory whipped cream and West Virginia salt.

Sponsors for the dinner included Jefferson Security Bank, Scott and Linda Roach, Ray and Mary Alvarez, Walter and Mary Jo Brown, Chris and Sherri Janelle, Chris and Karen Luttrell, Hoxton Planning and Management, and Jefferson Distributing. Members of the Shepherd University chapters of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity volunteered as servers.

“Special thanks to Eric and Joy Lewis for graciously hosting such a wonderful event in support of the Last Dollar Fund,” said Sherri Janelle, Foundation interim executive vice president.

For more information and to donate to the Last Dollar Fund, contact Janelle, at 304-876-5043 or, or visit the Shepherd University Foundation webpage.

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