Stew Dash to benefit Ivey, Reed families


Fundraising efforts continue following tragedy

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Barbara Palmer

To raise funds to benefit the families of Sandy Reed and Keesha Ivey, two Sulphur Springs residents killed in a traffic accident following last Friday’s football game, Pioneer Cafe in downtown Sulphur Springs is giving a preview of the Hopkins County Stew, which secret recipe restaurant owner Barbara Palmer has prepared at the annual Stew Cook-off.

The chicken stew will be sold by the bowl for a $10 donation each and includes either cornbread or crackers and two iced and decorated cookies of Northcutt Donuts original recipe fame.

Pioneer Cafe has partnered with Johnny and Sherry Northcutt for the event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Reed and Ivey families.

Anyone interested in picking up a bowl of stew with their donation can drive up to the front of Pioneer Cafe, 307 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, or park across the street and walk over to the restaurant to purchase their bowl.

The Stew Dash will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. or until there’s no stew left to serve.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page at

Pioneer Cafe will not be open for regular business during the event.