MSU celebrity waiters help OCHS

Staff Writer

Five Mississippi State Bulldogs volunteered their time as celebrity waiters Tuesday at Harveys with proceeds benefitting the Oktibbeha County Humane Society.
The group of Bulldogs included two former football players now in the NFL, cornerback Johnthan Banks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and offensive lineman Gabe Jackson of the Oakland Raiders. Former MSU quarterback and Director of Player Personnel Rockey Felker also served at the event.
MSU head coaches Vann Stuedeman and Vic Schaefer also served as celebrity waiters, along with Megan Mullen and Nelle Cohen, the wives of MSU head coaches Dan Mullen and John Cohen.
“Tuesday’s OCHS event at Harvey's was a huge success,” Stuedeman said. “The turnout was impressive and the atmosphere was awesome. The Starkville community is to be applauded for their commitment in supporting the OCHS. Harveys created a festive environment. The waiters and waitresses were fun spirited and provided a great experience for all who joined in support of this great cause.”
A total of $6,400 through tips, donations and a silent auction was raised with all off the funds going to the OCHS.
“MSU Athletics supported our organization and it was huge and it will do a great amount of things for our community,” said OCHS Board of Directors member Martha Thomas. “It was a huge success and a lot of it was in part of MSU Athletics, fans, student-athletes and their families. It was just so great all around and the event could not have gone better.”