Roane State Community College’s Death by Chocolate fundraiser featuring Body Farm founder Bill Bass has been postponed to Feb. 20 due to weather.
The event, which had been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, will now be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the O’Brien Theatre at the Roane County campus in Harriman. The chocolate tasting, featuring dozens of samples from area businesses, begins at 6 p.m. The lecture by Dr. Bass will start at 7 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used for student scholarships.
Bass founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropological Research Facility, an outdoor laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition. The facility, often referred to as the “Body Farm,” was featured prominently in the novel “The Body Farm” by best-selling author Patricia Cornwell.
Bass has written several hundred academic articles in the fields of anthropology and forensic science. He has also co-authored a memoir and several popular works of fiction.
Tickets are $15 for individuals, $25 for couples, and $10 for students. To order tickets in advance, contact the Roane State Foundation at (865) 882-4507 or order online through the Foundation’s PayPal account at www.roanestate.edu/donate. When using PayPal, please designate in the notes that you are paying for Death by Chocolate tickets.
Tickets will also be available at the door.