Starkville Civitan Club and Joyce Farms Team Up to Raise Funds for Developmentally Disabled Children

June 11, 2019

On May 31- June 1, 2019, the Starkville Civitan Club hosted their annual Steak Dinner Fundraiser to benefit developmentally disabled children. The event is now in its fifth year, and the steak dinners have become a huge draw for members of the greater Starkville, MS community.

Joyce Farms CRO Dr. Allen Williams is a long-time member and officer of the Starkville Civitan Club. He took on a very important role during the event - manning the grill!

Allen Williams grilling Joyce Farms Aberdeen Angus steaks

Over the course of the 2-day event, Allen cooked hundreds of steaks to order. His greatest delights were hearing the multitude of satisfied donors rave about the steaks, and knowing that 100% of their financial contributions would support programs and facilities for special needs kids.

The Steak Dinner Fundraiser has become so popular that many in the city of Starkville mark the dates on their calendars and purchase steak dinners not just once over the weekend, but multiple times.

Joyce Farms Aberdeen Angus Grass-Fed Beef

According to Allen, the secret to their satisfaction is the Joyce Farms grass fed beef. He said:

"People always ask just how the Civitan Steaks taste so much better than anything else they can get, even at the best restaurants in the region. I just smile and tell them the secret is in the breed and how the cattle were raised. Regenerative practices on our farms do make that much of a difference!"

Joyce Farms is honored to be a part of this event, and to provide flavorful, nutritious meals to all of the generous donors.

The Starkville Civitan Club is a member of Civitan International, an international volunteer service organization dedicated to helping people in the local community. For more information, visit