BBQ sale beats expectations

By Kelly Mayo
Assistant News Editor

Photo by Grant Merritt
The UNCP Bookstore serves barbeque during its fourth annual barbeque sale for Relay for Life in front of the
Business Services Building March 23.

The UNCP Bookstore raised $1,070 in its fourth annual Relay for Life barbeque sale, according to assistant manager Keats Ellis. 

Ellis said that bookstore personnel sold about 178 plates March 23. He also said some of the revenue came from donations. 

Ellis said some of the volunteers who helped execute the sale included Bookstore Accounting Coordinator Monika Lowry, Shipping/Receiving Coordinator Valerie Turnmire and various student employees and members of the Bookstore's Relay team. 

Sodexo supplied the food for the event, according to Ellis. 

Early in the afternoon, Bookstore director Karen Swiney predicted to sell 150 plates and raise about $800 during the fundraiser. 

Other events
Swiney said the Bookstore has other fundraising plans for Relay for Life, including T-shirt, candle and air freshener sales. 

Relay for Life is the main fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society. All money it collects goes toward cancer research.