Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center holds a “Spaghetti Western” fundraiser!

chef cooking for Spaghetti Western

It was an enthusiastic group effort as the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center recently held its first Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser in four years! Participants paid a nominal fee to join in on the fun, festivities, and comraderies, with all donations benefiting the Senior Center operations fund.

Leading up to the lunch, entertainment literally “kicked off” with an all-level Line-Dancing class, taught by dance instructor Maryann Ellis.  Paul Roberts took on the role of DJ, playing a variety of well-known country hits and popular tunes for the “Texas Two-Step” and more.

Ron Yaden, Senior Center assistant as well as instructor for several classes, donned his chef’s hat and cooked his family-favorite spaghetti sauce recipe, thanks to an anonymous donation of meal ingredients. With the help of his sous chef Senior Center Director Kate Gray and several volunteers, a taste of Italy was successfully served, and everyone enjoyed the delicious meal of salad, spaghetti bolognaise, garlic bread, dessert, and wine.

Kate Gray commented, “The entire event was not only memorable and fun, but indicative of how nice it is to break bread together and get some exercise too. This is our first spaghetti lunch event since Covid. We used to hold it every year and then had to indefinitely stop.  Judging by how much fun and laughter filled the room, this “friendraiser – fundraiser” will most definitely be back on the calendar next year!”

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