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Brookhaven’s Servitium Club hosts red beans dinner to help area children

As the weather cools down, the Servitium Club will be heating things up with red beans and rice at its annual fall fundraiser.

Meals will be served at Lipsey School from 4-6:30 p.m. today. Tickets can be purchased from club members before pickup. The club expects to sell around 500 dinners, which are prepared by the dietary staff at Lipsey.

“All our proceeds go back into the community,” Servitium Club President Shelley Harrigill said.

The Servitium Club focuses on raising money to help children, and the red beans fundraiser is one of only two charity events the club holds each year. In February, they also host a pancake day.

“Everything we do goes right back into Brookhaven,” Harrigill said. “We’re a direct charitable funnel from donors to the community.”

Through this year, the Servitium Club has provided $5,000 in scholarships and over $11,000 in donations to charitable organizations.

“Our club also bridges the gap between new clubs, businesses and organizations and the community,” Harrigill said.

The Servitium Club meets at Porches Restaurant each Wednesday at noon for lunch and a program. For information about attending a meeting as a guest or joining the organization, contact Harrigill at 601-695-4222.

Story by Trapper Kinchen