Fire department hosting annual spaghetti dinner

Raissa Tetanish
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‘There won’t be any meatballs, but nothing will be pre-made’

BIBLE HILL – Spaghetti lovers may want to mark April 6 on their calendars.

David Pearston, a firefighter and chairman of the ways and means committee with the Bible Hill Fire Brigade, prepares for the second annual spaghetti fundraising dinner. The dinner is scheduled for April 6 and the brigade has 75 pounds of spaghetti in the hopes of selling out all 300 tickets.

That’s when the Bible Hill Fire Brigade is hosting its second annual spaghetti fundraising dinner.

“It’s all made right from scratch,” said David Pearston, a firefighter and chairman of the ways and means committee with the brigade. “There won’t be any meatballs, but nothing will be pre-made. There will be hamburger, pepperoni and sausage, as well as a vegetarian version if anyone wants it.”

The brigade has 75 pounds of spaghetti ready to go in the hopes of filling all 300 seats within the two fittings. This year’s supper, being held at the Bible Hill village hall, will feature two sittings – 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The most popular sitting last year was the latter.

“They will be all pre-sold tickets so we know exactly how many people will be coming, but there’s lots of room,” added Chief Dwane Mellish.

Last year, students at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus worked with the brigade on the fundraiser as part of a course and more than $1,300 was raised. This year, it’s only the brigade planning the fundraiser.

“Last year, we were able to put the money toward a water suit, but we don’t have anything specific in mind this year,” said Mellish. “We wanted to host it for a couple of reasons. One being to fundraise because we always need to, not just for us, but because we support a number of things in the community. And we wanted to bring awareness to the community.”

Mellish said the department is constantly looking for new recruits and this could lead to the potential of a recruit or two.

“And it’s also team building for us,” he added.

Tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available from firefighters or by calling 895-4336.

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

Organizations: Bible Hill Fire Brigade, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

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