By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Each year the United Way of the Big Bend in Madison goes above and beyond to help those in need. One of the ways that the UWBB gains their money to do this is through charitable donations, the other is fundraisers. Without the community’s help, the UWBB would not be able to help as many people.
On Oct. 11 the United Way of Madison would like to invite everyone in the community to their annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner. This year the dinner will be hosted by Shelby’s and will take place at Shelby’s Restaurant beside Yellow Pine Subdivision on Hwy 90, heading towards Lee.
Some might ask why this event is called “Celebrity Waiter” Dinner. This is because the people who are taking the orders, bringing the plates and cleaning the tables are local celebrities. They are local politicians, people in power and heads of business or schools.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. Any money that is raised through tips or purchases of their desserts will help the United Way of Madison reach their goals for 2011. Last year the group raised over $1,000 and this year they hope to gain even more.