Q&A with Lisa Riley
Center offers gift-giving options
Q: I understand Dale Rogers Training Center has last-minute gift opportunities. Can you tell us about them?
A: DRTC offers a variety of gift options perfect for company gifts, hostess gifts or your favorite aunt. All products are packaged or produced by people with disabilities at Dale Rogers Training Center. Not only can you get a last-minute quality gift, but also it is locally made and packaged.
Our products include, but are not limited to, photo frame sets, cookbooks, acrylic vases, note cards, holiday cards and our Prairie Spice gift line. The note cards and holiday cards are uniquely designed by a person with a disability through a selection contest and the winner is compensated for their creation. Our acrylic vases and photo frame sets are crafted in our Wyman Framing and Prism Place Awards Departments, also on the DRTC campus.
Q: What are the different gifts and price options for the Prairie Spices?
A: DRTC has partnered with Cedar Hill Seasonings to create our own Prairie Spice brand. We offer three different gift sets of spices. Our newest spice product is the Prairie Spice Boot Kickin' BBQ set; this has been a big hit for company gifts. It includes a Boot Kickin' Rub, Chipotle Spice blend, Boot Kickin' Mesquite Wood Smokin' Pellets, a basting brush and a stainless steel grilling wok with skewers, all for only $28.
If BBQ isn't your preference, we have two other beautifully packaged spice sets to offer, one set even comes in an acrylic hat to be used for dips. Keep in mind, every spice gift is also packaged with a special message from the person who packaged it for you. All of our gifts are reasonably priced between $10 and $28. Buying our products give disabled people the opportunity to be paid fair wages and be contributing citizens.
Q: The holidays are almost here, how can I get these products quickly?
A: Visit and place an order through our online store: www.drtc.org/commerce. Call us at 946-1079 to place an order to be picked up or mailed. Or visit our Prism Place facility at 2501 N Utah.
PAULA BURKES, BUSINESS WRITER