Team Spaghetti Serves Up Pasta and Buon Fortuna for Area Families

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The Metuchen Fund/Families for Families Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 14th, raised thousands of dollars to be distributed between three local families in need. With all food deliciously donated by Joe DeVizio's D'Italia restaurant ( Saint Georges Avenue, Avenel), three packed seatings gave community members an opportunity to have a night out and help out at the same time. Held at the Metuchen First Aid Squad, most services were donated by area businesses. READS of Metuchen helped create the Metuchen Fund to handle all financial donations.

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(pictures by Lori DeCoite)

The core organizational group--led by Lori DeCoite--was able to solicit free printing for 3000 flyers from the New York and New Jersey Port Authority while Young Chefs Academy of HIllsborough donated the take-away dessert bags. What's the Scoop took care of the ice, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local teens helped clean-up and serve and 40 adult volunteers did everything from man tables to sweep up at the end of the night. Other area businesses made sponsorship donations and helped with paper goods and crayons and tablecloths.

 

The families were contacted at the beginning of the process and offered the opportunity to benefit from its proceeds. All three families happily accepted and Team Spaghetti was born, proving once again that Metuchen is a community that will always lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors.

 

If you attended the event, let us know what you thought of it. If not, take a look at the pictures and let us know if you have any information about other programs like this which could use some publicity. If it matters to Metuchen, then it matters to us.

 

 

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And there was a story here on this site, too!

There were ads in the Crit, stories in the Home Tribune, a mailer that went out in the public school system, signs up on bulletin boards around town . . . it was full so lots of people did get the message and came out and made it a great success.

It was one of those nights that made you really happy you live in such a nice town that cares. There were so many people volunteering their time and a nice showing as well. The food was just delicious.

Never even heard about it. How did you advertise?

What a wonderful event. Thank you to D'Italia for a delicious meal! Can't wait to visit the restaurant...

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