Sip & Savor Springfield serves up tasty treats to benefit two nonprofits

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 31, 2017 — Drury University’s Sigma Pi chapter is proud to present Sip & Savor Springfield, a charity dessert and beverage sampling fundraiser set for Saturday, April 8. The event will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the O’Reilly Family Event Center on the Drury University campus.

Sip & Savor Springfield will serve up the opportunity for some of the finest culinary minds in the Ozarks to combine what they do best with raising much-needed funds to support two area nonprofits, all while providing valuable real-world experience for college students planning the event.

All proceeds will benefit Harmony House, one of the state’s largest shelters and resource centers for domestic violence victims and their families, and Rare Breed, a resource center for at-risk and homeless youth.

Attendees will be able to sample decadent treats and tasty beverages from over 20 vendors, including Blue Bell Creameries, Chick-Fil-A, Chinese Chef, Corkscrew Catering, El Charro, Eurasia, Heart of America Beverage, Heroes Coffee, Hiland Dairy, Insomnia Cookies, June’s Cakery, Kilwins Branson, La Paloma, Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe, Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe, Springfield Brewing Company, Tea Bar & Bites, The Rim, and Truffles E Truffles Handmade Chocolates. More vendors will be announced in the coming days at sipsavorspringfield.com.

Although this is the inaugural year for Sip & Savor Springfield, Drury Sigma Pi members have built upon their experience gained while hosting last April’s Sugar Rush fundraiser, which raised over $8,500 for the two nonprofits.

“After the enormous success with Sugar Rush, we’ve spent the last year tweaking the original idea by adding new features and incorporating a wider variety of food and beverage options to ensure there’s something for everyone,” said Ethan Williamson, the student leading the Sip & Savor project team.

General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $30, student tickets are $10, and children eight and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at sipsavorspringfield.com or at the door on the day of the event.

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Media Contact: Kent Otto, Drury Sigma Pi chapter director: (417) 459-6589 or kent@sipsavorspringfield.com.