December 13, 2007

Owens Findlay-area Campus Students Involved Organization Unveils Family Cookbook to Benefit Cancer Research

FINDLAY, OH – Area residents still looking for the “perfect holiday gift” for those who enjoy creating culinary delights can now purchase Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus’ very own “Owens Community College Family Cookbook” featuring an extraordinary collection of recipe favorites from employees and students.

The new family cookbook is a coordinated effort by the College’s Students Involved organization with the overall goal of raising funds to benefit Hancock County Relay for Life and cancer research and awareness. Owens’ new 70-page cookbook is now available for purchase for only $8 at the Findlay-area Campus Commons area. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens’ Students Involved organization is proud to work with the American Cancer Society and help raise money for cancer research through events such as Relay for Life,” said Jenna Padron, Owens President for the Students Involved organization. “I would have to say that the ‘Owens Community College Family Cookbook’ is one of the more unique ideas the group has thought of to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.”

Padron added, “The cookbook offers a wide range of scrumptious recipes from chicken enchilada dip to pizza meat loaf. The creation of this cookbook would not have been possible without the help and support of employees and students. I encourage people to help in the fight against cancer and purchase a cookbook as a stocking stuffer for your favorite chef.”

The “Owens Community College Family Cookbook” is filled with over 200 easy-to-follow recipes for appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts, and cookies and candy. Recipes feature traditional American cuisine, as well as longstanding ethnic family dishes passed down from previous generations.

Edible creations featured within the cookbook include stuffed cucumber slices, tropical fruit salad, spaghetti salad, herbed orange rice, barbequed chipped ham, lasagna, teriyaki streak strips, zucchini nut bread, buttermilk coffee cake, lemon bars, snowball cake and oatmeal raison cookies, among many other recipes.

The College’s Students Involved is comprised of individuals on the Findlay-area Campus that are constantly initiating new projects and events that cater to the interests of Owens’ student body and the surrounding communities.

The fundraising cookbook was published by Morris Press Cookbooks. For more information or to purchase an “Owens Community College Family Cookbook”, call (567) 429-3542 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3542.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit