NMMC presents Spirit of Women featuring Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls Founder
Date(s) - 01/23/2014
Spirit Program to Feature ‘Sister Schubert’
TUPELO, Miss.-Join North Mississippi Medical Center Spirit of Women for “Spirit Pure & Simple” featuring Patricia “Sister” Schubert Barnes, founder of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Summit Center in Tupelo.
Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Spirit of Women members who have paid the lifetime $10 membership fee will also receive a free gift. For ticket information, call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) or visit www.nmhs.net/spirit_of_women by Jan. 17.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for visiting exhibits and shopping vendors. Several door prizes will be awarded, including the grand prize-a custom set of jewelry created especially for Spirit of Women by designer Laura Marlowe.
The nickname, “Sister,” came from an older sister who couldn’t pronounce her name. The roll recipe was handed down by her grandmother. Back around 1989, Barnes baked these famous rolls in her Troy, Ala., kitchen, only for family and friends. But today, more than 9 million rolls each day come from bakeries in Luverne and Saraland, Ala.; and Horse Cave, Ky.
In September 2000, Barnes sold the stock in her company to Lancaster Colony, a specialty foods corporation in Columbus, Ohio. Still a hands-on executive at the mega-bakery, she credits her family, her employees and her faith for her phenomenal growth. In addition to the original Parkerhouse Roll, Sister Schubert’s product line has grown to include Cinnamon, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Orange, Sausage, Dinner and Pretzel Rolls. Since 2005, her company has made rolls for Chick-Fil-A and other national restaurant chains.
Barnes serves as Culinary Ambassador for Alabama and is on the board of directors for the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame. She also serves Auburn University as a Visiting Executive in the Lowder School of Business, as a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Board and a member of the Dean’s Board of School of Human Sciences, and sits on the Foundation Board at Troy University. Sister is president of the Barnes Family Foundation.